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July 3rd 2019
Published: July 3rd 2019
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We knew it would be hot but not that hot and very humid when we arrived in Angers. The first night we walked to town and found a small place to eat. We had a meal there and the people told us that tomorrow it would be 44 degrees. When we woke up the next day we saw the people were right. We talked it over having breakfast and decided to watch the ladies soccer and stay indoors. Looking out the window there was nobody walking around. The houses have no air-condition, we had a small fan that gave some coolness. To eat we had to go into the heat again and landed at the same place where we had tea last night. Was good there nice people and a few fans were blowing air. That night the temperature came down and we had a good sleep but was also the end of Angers. We had not seen much of the city but cannot be helped. We had to give it a miss and depart to the next place on our tour. Limoges here we come. We had a nice run through the country side with beautiful views that we videoed on the Dash cam So we can look at it again at a later time. We arrived in Limoges late afternoon on a Sunday and found out everything is closed on Sundays. The reception told us an address where we could get a meal on Sunday. A real jolly place it was. You looked up and all things were on the ceiling. The animals, flowers and fruit was all stuck to the ceiling. We did have a good meal there but to get that was a problem. Everything was in French so when you ordered you had no idea what you would get. The younger people do speak some English but here further down in France you can forget about that. So when the plates arrived we were very happy to find nice steaks on there with chips that were fried without being peeled. They tasted all right. A much better sleep followed that night and after having a good breakfast we were ready to see Limoges. It has the new city and a little further is the old one. That has the older type houses small streets. You have to lift your feet otherwise you fall over for it is all cobble stones you walk on. Amazing how some of those young girls on high heels chase over those stones. We found our way mainly through Liz that was reading the map to a few churches that were worth visiting. All build around the 1200 hundreds A small chapel from saint Aurelia but that was harder to find and we had to ask a few times, which is a waist of time. They point out where you are but that is usual wrong. They do try to help you so was this nice French gentleman that was explaining in French the way to the chapel, we had no idea what he was talking about but it was nice to do from him. We did find the chapel. The following day our last one in Limoges we visited an old bridge that was build in 1247 and is still used every day. It spans the river Vienne that runs through Limoges. This is it again Have to leave you till you hear from us again somewhere in Spain.

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visiting porcelain museum

the cathedral

old bridge

nice steak

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