Vendôme….The Last Post, and Caption Competition.

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We are on the aire at Honfleur, in a gale, two days away from the ferry back to Dover. So this is likely to be the last post of the trip.
We have come via Vendôme, a lovely town on the N10, just North of Tours.

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Parked up on the Aire at Vendôme, near a park and the river.

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There are many well preserved part timbered houses here.

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Vendome is surrounded by rivers on both sides.

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15th Century Monk’s washhouse.

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Porte-St-Georges…the old gate to the town.

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Abbaye de la Trinité

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Buttresses on the Abbaye.

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Abbaye Gardens.

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Vendome from the Chateau ruins overlooking the Town.

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Rochambeau, famous son of Vendome, whose statue was erected here by the Cinncinati society, in recognition of his part in the defeat of the English in the War of Independence; he led a French army of 7,000 men at the siege of Yorktown, the final important battle of the war.

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After the capture of Yorktown General Cornwallis and many British were taken prisoner and Britain agreed peace terms.

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Fast forward 150 years and there is a plaque of thanks in the main square commemorating the Royal Flying Corps stay here in the first world war.

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Statue in one of the parks….Caption suggestions please……

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Rambling about Europe with the Kray Twins (Colin and Penny).

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4 comments on “Vendôme….The Last Post, and Caption Competition.
  1. gillian robinson says:

    Wheighhhhhhhhht up lad xx

    Sent from my iPhone

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  2. Sue Knutton says:

    I think it’s his breath that smells.
    or
    I can’t hope to hold up the wold if I can’t hold up this horse.

    One’s John’s one’s mine. No prizes for guessing which is which.

  3. Chris R says:

    The plaque says – ‘This statue commemorates the day one of the War Horse puppeteers tripped over on stage. ‘

  4. jim says:

    Serves you bloody well right ! Call yourself a sculptor ? I mean just look at the back legs you’ve given me.

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