Thursday, 22 August 2013

Day 39/40 - St. Maurice & Martigny

These last two days have been wonderful.
I still have a hard time believing I'm here and get to visit such beautiful and amazing places.

Built on the ruins of a  1st Century Roman shrine to the god Mercury and linked to the story of the martyrdom of the Theban Legion, the Abbaye St. Maurice is an exceptional place of great historical significance.

Built by the Roman's, this amphitheatre in Martigny is still used today during cow fights in mid autumn where the winning cow is declared "Reine des Reines" --> " Queen of Queens" :-)

Beautiful apple orchards near Martigny.

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