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Explore #61: Bureau Central, France – June 2014

Explore #6 of the Operation Baguette tour By the time we had finished exploring Pensionnat Catholique it was mid-afternoon, and despite having already driven 200 miles we had the same distance still to cover to get to our hotel for the night. However I’m glad that we still took the time to pay a late afternoon visit to the deceptively interesting and distinctly creepy Bureau Central. History The former central administrative offices for the operations of a large French commercial…

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Explore #60: Pensionnat Catholique, France – June 2014

Explore #5 of the Operation Baguette tour After the majesty of Chateau Lumiere, it was onwards to our next location of the day – Pensionnat Catholique. History This former Catholic boarding school for girls opened shortly before the outbreak of World War II, replacing a smaller school on the same site which dated back to the mid 19th Century. The school is huge, and is said to have over 1000 windows. During WWII the school was initially used to house…

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Explore #59: Chateau Lumiere, France – June 2014

Explore #4 of the Operation Baguette tour After the sleep-deprived fun and games of the previous day’s exploring I was simply delighted when my alarm went off at 3.30am. Ahem. Dan and I shuffled around our room in semi-conscious monosyllabic fashion, plugging charged batteries back in to cameras, and trying to wake up for another day of derpage (i.e. exploring ‘derps’ – derelict places, try to keep up at the back). In truth, it’s amazing how much better you feel…

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