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Haute-Vienne

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23 travelers at this place:

  • Day92

    Heute gibts ne Menge zu feiern: George hat seine letzte Etappe gemeistert, Lucille ihren ersten freien Tag nach 3 Wochen genossen, ich habe Hugh aus Kent getroffen (Ellis und Hans werden sich erinnern!), der heute auch seinen letzten Camino-Tag hat, ich bin schon 3 Monate unterwegs und habe heute die 2.000 km-Marke geknackt 🎉🎉🎉
    Und deshalb lassen wir heute Abend die Küche Küche sein und gehen ins Restaurant! Denn: Wir sind heute alle in Limoges angekommen, die wohl größte Stadt auf meiner französischen Camino-Route.
    Der Tag startete erst einmal verdammt kalt, bei nur 1 Grad 🙈 Aber die Sonne schien und so wurde es schnell warm. Bevor es in die Großstadt ging, wurde es noch einmal malerisch: ich unterquerte ein Viadukt, durchquerte liebevoll restaurarierte Dörfer und genoss so manch tollen Ausblick.
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  • Day91

    Heute gabs wieder 31 km 🎉
    Die Island-Luft hat auch Frankreich erreicht, so dass das Thermometer heute kaum über 10 Grad kletterte. Gut, dass ich meine leichte Daunenjacke jetzt schon dabei habe 😅 Ein bisschen Regen gab es auch, aber zum Glück nur zu Beginn.
    Die letzten 10 km bin ich allein gewandert, da sich Lucille heute nicht so gut fühlte und den Rest besser mit dem Taxi fuhr. Eine gute Entscheidung, denn der Arzt hat ihr ein wenig Ruhe verordnet, so dass sie morgen und übermorgen aussetzt. Wir werden uns dennoch in Limoges sehen, da sie meinen Fußweg von 22 km morgen mit dem Bus meistern wird.Read more

  • Day93

    87. Etappe: Flavignac

    October 3 in France

    Nach dem leckeren indischen Essen gestern Abend, verabschiedete ich mich heute Morgen von George und startete erst einmal allein in diese Etappe. Es dauerte eine ganze Weile bis ich Limoges hinter mir lasse konnte. In Aixe-sur-Vienne traf ich dann wieder Lucille zum Picknick und wir setzen den restlichen weg gemeinsam fort.
    Das kleine Refuge municipal teilen wir uns heute mit einem Belgier, der gerade wieder auf dem Rückweg ist. Er hat schon über 4.000 km zurückgelegt und ist seit Februar unterwegs! Wow!Read more

  • Day168

    La Rochelle-day 2

    February 18, 2017 in France

    Another stellar day in La Rochelle! Corinne gave me the address to her aunt and uncles place to go and say hello. I walked the beautiful park where they had a small zoo and then the beach. I arrived at the Villa Marcotte where Corinne's family lives and rang the bell. With my best French I introduced myself to Michel and told him I came by to say hello and take a couple of photos for Corinne. He said Brigitte was not home and so I shook his hand and left. Went to the beach and enjoyed the sunshine and found a fossilized rock. Found a couple of nice shells to take with me. Walked through town in search of new shoes and found a place with great sales. Bought myself a new pair of fancy running shoes with memory foam for €23.60 (60% discount). Bought myself some duck pate and beautiful baguette made from corn a beer and had my lunch back at the room. Heading to Limoges tomorrow and the bus and train schedules were crazy long and more than I wanted to pay. I booked myself into a blablacar ride, which here in Europe is great because it is private car rides for cheap and then you get to see the countryside. I have a direct trip of 3 hours booked for €17 euros. Christy and I used this from Italy to Budapest for €15 each and it was a 5.5 hour drive. Great optional way to get around!Read more

  • Day169

    Limoges

    February 19, 2017 in France

    Caught a blablacar ride this morning with Stephanie and two other girls to Limoges. The ride went quick and I got to see the beautiful country side. It's a nice way to travel. Stephanie spoke French so fast I could only get every fourth word but managed to parlez with her and the other girls. I really had to pay attention and by the time my trip was done my brains were a bit scrambled. I looked around the city for 4 hours and think I've seen everything. It has a really weird vibe here. It is again Sunday and everything is closed including the food stores. Always have to make sure I get groceries for Saturday shopping. Saw the lovely gardens and the city has at least 7 bridges I passed today along the river walk. The Pont de Etienne us where the local women used to wash the linens if the bourgeoisie women until the mid 19th century. Limoges is also world renowned for their porcelain and design. I saw some beautiful pieces in the shop windows today.Read more

  • Day170

    Limoges and off to Lyon tomorrow

    February 20, 2017 in France

    Misty morning do a great day to head to the Museum of Resistance. I don't know much about French history except for Normandy so it was a great way to learn their role in WW2. France like Slovakia was inundated with lots of propaganda but France had more of a resistance movement against the government who was siding with the Nazis and a big underground movement. The resistance broke down telecommunications, smuggled and sheltered Jews and bombed nazi establishments. There were a lot of women involved in the movement acting as spies. After liberation the government became communist. The streets names here in France are dedicated to the people of the resistance. I went to visit the gothic seven story St. Etienne church after and it was bitter cold in there. I could actually see my breath. No going to sleep in mass at that church. Booked another blablacar ride for tomorrow with a young student named Louise. She speaks a bit of English so it should be alright. Heading to Lyon and it will be nice to see the countryside.Read more

  • Day1

    Limoges France

    September 2, 2017 in France

    Hello Family & Friends!!

    It is already 3 weeks ago that we shared our beautiful Kulia wedding day with all of you! We can look back to such an incredible weekend with great company, tasty champagne, fine food and wines!! Thanks again for celebrating with us.

    Here you can follow us on our honeymoon. Once in a while we will post something to give you an idea where in Japan we will be, which adventures we are getting ourselves into and how we indulge ourselves into the Japanese foodculture!

    Arigato & Mata aimashou!!
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  • Day6

    South to Rochechouart

    May 25, 2017 in France

    Ascension Day - a 'jour de fete' -so only a few businesses open and just in the morning.

    Countless fields of poppies.
    Curious Limousin cattle.
    Man struggling to fit plants on his Harley Davidson.

    Staying at Camping de la Meteorite - this area hit by meteorites millions of years ago - in the rock formations.

  • Day25

    Day 25: Chatenet-en-D. - Limoges

    September 6, 2016 in France

    Distance: 28.6k (582/1288.3)
    Weather: 27C, periods of sun and clouds
    Mood: Tired but satisfied
    Blisters: 0
    Staying at: Soeurs Franciscaines

    The landscape today was beautiful and the Cathedral of Limoges is just stunning (Which makes the Limousin my favourite part of this journey yet). As my mum said, Limoges is another milestone, which I am proud to reach. I was going to post a little story, but I met a couple from Bornerbroek (very near to where my dad was born).Read more

  • Day24

    Day 24: Marsac - Le Chatenet-en-D.

    September 5, 2016 in France

    Distance: 38k (incl. 4.5k shortcut) (553.4/1316.9)
    Weather: 25C, overcast
    Mood: Tired but satisfied
    Blisters: 0
    Staying at: a field

    Why make it hard?

    I'd been going over my planning for the next few days a number of times when Richard asked me: "Why do you make it so hard for yourself?" The constant pressure to hit a certain daily mileage seemed a bad thing to him.
    I read the same thing on a santiago website, to not pressure yourself too much on time so you can enjoy the camino to its fullest.
    But of course I have my own view, I like the physical challenge and I'm not even sure why. Probably because I want it to be hard and I want to feel like I've really achieved something at the end of the day. I mentioned this earlier, it seems like a certain level of suffering is imperative to the camino.
    Somehow this challenge keeps me going and prevents my camino from becoming routine and even a bit boring. And so today, I hit a new high on my daily mileage (33.5km) and it feels good.
    I just hope it still feels good tomorrow...

    In case you're wondering what that misty picture is of... Well that was the summit of my first climb, bit unlucky with the weather. It wasn't that hard though and I enjoyed walking alone again. Enough thoughts to keep this busy mind company!
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Département de la Haute-Vienne, Departement de la Haute-Vienne, Haute-Vienne, Alta Viena

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