Medieval heart, Parthenay, Nouvelle-Aquitaine I play for a French chess team, and not long ago visited Parthenay near Poitiers for a tournament. Having some time between rounds I went for a wander. The town appears to be typical French modern: big supermarket, cheap hotels and bars. But then I walked further and discovered that there was a complete walled medieval village in the centre. I was totally astonished by the citadel area, views over battlements and the River Thouet, which curves around the town, and so many ancient houses. My UK neighbours recently visited on my advice and came back thanking us profusely, saying there was so much they didn’t know what to photograph. You won’t be disappointed.John Reed … [Read more...] about France away from the crowds: 10 readers’ travel tips
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