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A review of Ligugé Abbey and Futuroscope theme park near Poitiers, France, on Christmas Day 2010

From the beatific to the bouncy, Des samples the delights of Christmas Day around Poitiers in South-West France.

How wonderfully eccentric. In France, the land of the holy lunchtime, where eating lengthily and well is a sacred duty, where commerce grinds to a halt for several hours a day to indulge the privileges of pleasure, here they shut up shop at lunchtime not to eat, but to pray. For today is Christmas Day. Continue reading

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