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  1. Fontevraud Abbey

    Fontevraud Abbey

    Steve walking along the Vienne River in Chinon.
  2. Fontevraud Abbey

    Fontevraud Abbey

    Lunch at one of the restaurants on Place du General de Gaulle.
  3. Fontevraud Abbey

    Fontevraud Abbey

    Tour de l'Horloge at the entrance to the Chateau de Chinon about town.
  4. Fontevraud Abbey

    Fontevraud Abbey

    Elegant double staircase.
  5. Fontevraud Abbey

    Fontevraud Abbey

    Maison Rouge on Rue Voltaire, restored medieval house.
  6. Fontevraud Abbey

    Fontevraud Abbey

    Rue Voltaire with many 15th century buildings.
  7. Fontevraud Abbey

    Fontevraud Abbey

    View over Chinon, in the Loire Valley.
  8. Fontevraud Abbey

    Fontevraud Abbey

    Detail of church entrance.
  9. Fontevraud Abbey

    Fontevraud Abbey

    Inside the church.
  10. Fontevraud Abbey

    Fontevraud Abbey

    The graves of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine, with their son Richard the Lionheart.
  11. Fontevraud Abbey

    Fontevraud Abbey

    Detail of stone carving.
  12. Fontevraud Abbey

    Fontevraud Abbey

    The cloisters.
  13. Fontevraud Abbey

    Fontevraud Abbey

    Inside the abbey, in the gardens.
  14. Fontevraud Abbey

    Fontevraud Abbey

    The cook house is round, with chimneys in a circle.
  15. Fontevraud Abbey

    Fontevraud Abbey

    Cook house and chimneys.
  16. Fontevraud Abbey

    Fontevraud Abbey

    Historic abbey built in the 12th century.
  17. Eleanor

    Cotswolds Minster Lovell Hall, Oxfordshire

    Minster Lovell Hall, near Witney, Oxfordshire - Are there ghosts? Husband had grown up in Oxford and knew all the stories connected with Minster Lovell Hall. It was a place you didn’t visit and you crossed yourself if you went past on the road... He wasn’t too keen on visiting. The first time...
  18. Eleanor

    Yorkshire Beverley, the County Town of the East Riding

    An attractive market town with a medieval feel. Regularly voted as one of the best places to live, Beverley is an attractive market town and the county town of East Yorkshire. Popular with locals it tends to be missed by the tourists which is a shame as it is still retains its medieval feel...
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    East Midlands Lincoln

    Short History of Lincoln Lincoln is an important regional centre which is popular with locals but has yet to be discovered by the tourists. It is dominated by the cathedral, set on top of the hill, which is a prominent landmark for miles across the flat Lincolnshire landscape. The name Lincoln...
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    Yorkshire York, A Medieval Walled City

    The historic centre of York with its walls, narrow paved streets and overhanging houses has hardly changed for hundreds of years. Traffic controls have succeeded in keeping the centre of York virtually traffic free. Pedestrians spill out onto the paved roads adding to the medieval feel...
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