The weather today was beautiful. We wandered around St-Emilion for a while until we found a place for coffee. The sun coming up and shining on the yellow stone buildings was pretty spectacular.
We broke up the drive to St-Junien with a picnic lunch.
We arrived in St-Junien too early to check in to our Hôtes Chambres. The reason for our stop in St-Junien is to visit the nearby martyred village of Oradour sur Glane. On June 10, 1944 the Nazi SS murdered the entire village, men women and children, 643 people. The village has been preserved as a memorial exactly as it was in 1944. Allison and I visited Oradour in 2004 but Duke hadn’t been there before. It is a disturbing place to visit but a powerful and very necessary place to visit.
We are staying at Le Clos de la Muse a Chambres de Hôtes. The mural on the wall is Monet inspired. The building was built in the eighteenth century.