Bruce & Ian 2011 travel blog

our balcony at Le Tilleul

rather stoned after 36 hours of travel

local produce

medieval gateway

gate and street St Macaire

another gateway

a tower

another tower

Church of St Sauveur et St Msrtin

Romanesque Portal

The interior has remarkable 14th century murals

Church from outside walls - on day we arrived they were abseiling...

This uesd to be the fortified wall on the river but course...

hairy gargoyle

local resident...

...close up

more locals

This building was open just on the day we arrived - "Jour...

dinner time

I am superior to you

my little world

la boulangerie

la patissierie

not our car

our car


Saint-Macaire was our base for the first week. We stayed in an "appart-hotel" called "Les Tilleuls" This turned out to be quite comfortable and practical. A studio above the restaurant- which was the main business of the establishment- looking out onto the courtyard. The village has all the old stone walls, paved streets etc that I was hoping for. The town extends beyond the old walls and has basic shops, a few eating places.



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