The Walls of Leon

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Léon was founded by the Roman legion Legio VI Victrix in 1C but the walls around the ‘historic centre’ of Léon date from both Roman and Mediaeval times. It was fun to walk around the city, looking for the walls of … Continued

Wandering in Old Rennes

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The Mediaeval City of Rennes is fabulous despite the disastrous fire of 1720. I wandered with my camera and here I just want to share some of the sights.

A City Break in Rennes

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Rennes seems an unlikely ‘City Break’ but the one and a half days we spent here were absolutely delightful and I can thoroughly recommend the town, the administrative capital of Brittany, as a stopover to anyone travelling in France. We … Continued

A circular walk from Carreiras, PR7 PTG-CVD

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We parked in Carreiras and set off on our second walk with the new book. The walk follows the Mediaeval Road which connected Portalegre and Castelo de Vide in the valley below the Serra de São Paulo, and returns just under the crest of the … Continued

Travel in France – Tulle

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Travel in France, Day 6, started in a leisurely way with coffee and bread in bed, and the end of The Skull Mantra by Eliot Pattison – riveting – and the first of several of his books for the holiday. It … Continued