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    The interior of Ste Marie Madeleine

    by Mique Updated Jul 21, 2004

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    As said in a previous tip, the interior was quite suprising. Especially after seeing the uneventfull and non-inviting exterior

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    The hall of the 3 marshalls

    by Mique Updated Jul 21, 2004

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    The castle has a total of 35 rooms that are open for visit with such tempting names as hall of secrets... . But unfortunately for us, the chateau wasn't open that day. But after asking if we good have a quick look around, we could see this entrance hall (the hall of the 3 marshalls). As long as i didn't step on the floor since they were just finishing cleaning it....

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    The clock tower and gate

    by Mique Written Jan 29, 2004

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    This ancient fortified tower used to be the old entry gate to Duras. It dates back to the 14th century.

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    Watch your step. Especially on easy stairs!

    by Mique Written Sep 24, 2004

    When you get your ticket, you're handed a booklet kind of thingy with all the explenations about the castle and the histroy of it. Before this you'll find a page warning you about the fact that since the castle is so old, it's floors and stairs are very uneven. So you need to watch your step.

    And so i did. At least at all the difficult places. And then i more or less ran down these stairs. because there wasn't too much too see. And i had just taken this photo.... And at a nano-second in which my attention was drawn elsewhere i steps into a sort of hollow with my left foot. Causing my left ankle to sprain and my right knee made an ugly twist. And there i lay halfway donw those steps in agonising pain... and it was 2 floors below entrance (and by now urgently exit-) level... That did cost me my mobility for the rest of the time i was in France....

    So, you're warned!

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Duras Off The Beaten Path

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    Teh parchement museum

    by Mique Written Jan 29, 2004

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    Actually, we didn't go inside this museum this time. Not sure if it was even open or not. But i will definitely visit it next time i'm in Duras. Just to check it out and see all there is to see about parchement

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