On a grimmer note : the village of Oradour-sur-Glane
Unique Qualities: On June 10, 1944, a Nazi SS Division surrounded the village of Oradour-sur-Glane, a few miles west of Limoges, then ordered its 642 inhabitants to assemble in the town square. Women and children were then herded into the town church which was set on fire while they were machine-gunned. Men were executed. The entire town was then set on fire. A total of 245 women, 207 children and 190 men were killed.
Oradour-sur-Glane was never rebuilt, forever standing as a silent monument to Nazi atrocities.
Location: a few miles west of Limoges, it might not even be on your map. Visit this site like a cemetary, in respectuous contemplation.
More Info: A motto on the new Oradour town brochure reflects the attitude of its people: 'Ni haine - ni oubli.' Neither hate nor forgetfulness.
Classification: Museums, Site Seeing
There are a number of abbeys lost in the green pastures. They are worth a visit as they don't demand a long stay, but for a short diversion from the main roads (I forgot to say that 'main' roads in this case are always 'secundary' roads) and a relaxing rest.
The picture has been taken at the Abbey of Fontgaumbolt.
Aren't these roofs nice? Those houses are built right on the edge of the river. If you enlarge the picture, you may notice the river flowing in the right bottom corner.
I want to spend some more time to introduce you to lovely Argenton-sur-Creuse. A nice village along river Creuse, a series of pictures taken there is following...