Airvault

Sometimes the simple pleasures are the best, and one of the things I really enjoyed about this campsite was that it was so close to the local town of Airvault. The focal point (as with so many places) is the abbey church of Saint-Pierre d’Airvault, dating back to the 10th century. Sitting on the market square it dominates the space along with the halle (market hall).

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DSCN6675La Halle

The halle that was originally here was from the middle ages but this more ‘modern’ structure was rebuilt in the 15th century. I really loved the graceful arches and the old beamed ceiling.

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The weekly market still takes place here, along with concerts and local events.

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With the narrow streets and alleyways it was a pleasant place to stroll around, but sadly, with Covid, a lot of places have closed. I can only hope that in time they will reopen and there will be a little bit more life in the town. There were plenty of cars but no people! Perhaps they are all hiding behind the shutters laughing at the mad guy and his dog out in such heat!

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The weather remained very hot and even by mid-morning it was hard going for Maggie. The heat just bounced back off the ground and the walls. Time for some shade and lots of water!

A Bientot!

About Al in France

Dreams do come true and I am now retired and living with Maggie, my chocolate labrador, in France in the Deux-Sevres. I love travel and photography and hope to combine both interests here to make a record for myself, and somewhere where I hope you will get to enjoy a part of my life in this region, in France and further afield when I get the opportunity. Please feel free to follow and comment. A Bientot!
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