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Country Three - France

Visits to Medieval Towns

After jumping the barge, I spent a day and a night in La Charities sur Loire wandering through the town and the church in the morning while it was cool.
16th Century Storefront for Sale

16th Century Storefront for Sale

A Load Crosses the Loire

A Load Crosses the Loire

I Also Had a Fine Lunch Here

I Also Had a Fine Lunch Here

School Children on a History Tour

School Children on a History Tour


The Abby

The Abby

Homage in the Chapelle

Homage in the Chapelle


I tried to imagine this place in the 15th century during a siege by Joan d'Arc..
I wonder if she would have understood the modern art currently on display in the former monastery.
Who Knows

Who Knows

Symbols of Modern Consumerism

Symbols of Modern Consumerism


I doubt the pilgrims who walked this path, some of them on their way to the Camino de Santiago in Spain, would have grasped the meaning.
82 Pilgrims' Steps

82 Pilgrims' Steps


While the temperature was around 100, I relaxed in my hotel room.
Hotel Garden A Respite from the Heat

Hotel Garden A Respite from the Heat


Half of the Stairway

Half of the Stairway

Wee Room for 48 Euro

Wee Room for 48 Euro


Apertif Where the Locals Hang Out

Apertif Where the Locals Hang Out


When it cooled, I headed up to the rampart to get a look at the moonrise.
Walk Along the Ramparts

Walk Along the Ramparts

Moonrise Over La Charities sur Loire

Moonrise Over La Charities sur Loire


I enjoyed a pizza on the banks of the Loire.
View from My Table

View from My Table


Caught the bus at 6 AM to take me to Bourges.
Here Comes the #120

Here Comes the #120


The bus driver took the opportunity to practice his English. He will be visiting family in Kansas City and Atlanta this month,
Bus Ride Through the French Farm Country

Bus Ride Through the French Farm Country


I started walking around this city at 7:30 AM when the bus arrived. I took a ride on a little tourist train,I didn't return to the hotel until around 19:00
It was 100 the entire day. It seems it was so hot I forgot to take many pictures!
Find the Tourist Office First Thing

Find the Tourist Office First Thing

Can't Even Fit It In the Frame

Can't Even Fit It In the Frame


Paying Your Way to Heaven

Paying Your Way to Heaven


It is understandable why a Christian Reform movement started!
Calvin Spoke Reformism Here

Calvin Spoke Reformism Here


A Crepe for Lunch

A Crepe for Lunch

Had I realized all the historic sites and museums that awaited me here, I would have stayed another day.
A Wee Room for 89 Euro

A Wee Room for 89 Euro

But, I had already contacted Msr. Prodhomme in Paris and he had an apartment awaiting my arrival.

Posted by pscotterly 23:10 Archived in France

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