The city of Poitiers is just over an hour’s drive north of here and is the administrative centre of the Vienne département. It is an old place – the English army defeated the French here in 1314 (having passed within just a few miles of Tranquility Base on their way up from Bordeaux).
This may explain why there isn’t a huge amount of the original town left. However, there are plenty of solid and worthy 19th century bâtiments in the centre – with, of course, their matching solid and worthy doors.
Such as these:
These two doors are neighbours:
Not all these examples are quite so grand:
And, to finish, a pair:
More from Poitiers next week.
Thursday Doors 3 May 2018