Discovering new towns
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!