Thursday, October 11, 2012

Cycle Touring Day 194

We stopped off at Collonges‑la‑Rouge on the way back towards Poitiers today. A delightful little village built entirely with red sandstone, its existence is proven since the eighth century thanks to the donation of the count of Limoges of the parish to the monastery of Charroux.

The village is a member of the Les Plus Beaux Villages de France association ("The most beautiful villages of France"), and is actually where this association was created. Its one of the most visited sites in the Limousin.

It is stop-over point along the route of the El Camino de Santiago.

A little statue to that St. James fella up on high. He's the son of Zebedee apparently who I thought was just a character in The Magic Roundabout until now.

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