More stuff to see in the historical center of Poitiers

The historical center of Poitiers was indeed a treasure trove and we spent a whole day walking around and exploring…

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First impressions of Poitiers

After a long day in Chinon, which involved a lot of walking, we arrived in Poitiers. Unfortunately we missed the…

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The Chinon Castle aka The Royal Fortress of Chinon

The Royal Fortress of Chinon was founded already in the 10th century by Theobald I., Count of Blois. Two centuries…

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The enchanted town of Chinon

The town of Chinon came to our attention due to its proximity to Fontevraud and of course its history with…

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Is the Austrian parliament worth a visit?

The Austrian parliament re-opened in January 2023 after a lengthy renovation process. Five years and 420 mio Euro later the…

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Fontevraud Abbey – a must-see for history lovers

After a quick first overview of Fontevraud Abbey, to get the lay of the land so to speak, we could…

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Arriving at Fontevraud Abbey

The bus from Saumur took less than an hour to get to Fontevraud Abbey and without further ado we walked…

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The food of Saumur – what and where to eat

Saumur has just a few hotels, so with limited choice we ended at the Sohotel hotel, which sounds a lot…

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More impressions from Le Mans while chasing the Plantagenets

What a difference two hours on the TGV make. The first picture here is from Paris, looking out of the…

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