Thursday, June 15, 2017
15/06/2017 A trip to Confolens, once again I took too many photos so more tomorrow!
Maximum temperature 28C, minimum 15C. 15 kmh NW wind with 21 km/h gusts. Dry.
Driving to Confolens we were behind this truck at one stage, note the maximum speeds on the back (60 70 80). We were in a 90 km/h zone and we could not keep up doing much faster than that!!
Arriving at the new bridge in Confolens that now carries the traffic across the Vienne river.
We parked our car in the park next to the Mairie (Mayor's office)
Many interesting old buildings.
Nigel spotted this interesting sign. In 1902, Helena Rubinstein revolutionised the world of cosmetics.
The side of the church Saint Maxime...
The side entrance...
The imposing entrance to the church of Saint Maxime is a work of the 13th century, and in typical local Limousin style. The church is confined by adjacent buildings and it was difficult to get back far enough to take this photo!! The original romanesque church, mentioned in records from 990, has disappeared as a result of numerous reconstructions....
The bell tower taken from further down the road.
The sign by the side of the old bridge...
and even more info...
The old bridge now pedestrianised.
Saint Maxime taken from the opposite side of the Vienne river and the old pedestrian bridge on the right.