Discovering new towns

April 2, 2018|My Camino, News, Reach Your Potential|

Saintes is a dream city on the Charente half way between Poitiers and Bordeaux.

The Romans liked it and built the usual, an arc de triumphe, and amphitheatre and a temple or two.  Later the locals used the stone for their churches and castles.  Either way it’s still a fabulous city on the Camino de Santiago.  I stayed a couple of nights with French friends Philippe and Anne Brizzard.  “We are out at work, let yourself in, have a shower, explore.”

The old town is pedestrianised full of lovely shops and a good place to people watch.  Philippe and I took to our bikes to explore.

 

 

This blue door was where she lived growing up.

The river is in flood.

We had a lovely brother Martin moment in the crypt at St. Eutropa church.

Thanks for a great stay and for showing me your fabulous city of Saintes!

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