After the slightly under-whelming experience of the Southgate development, I had what I can only describe as one of the best pastries EVER! Yes, i’m using capitals there with good reason! I didn’t take a picture of it because it was gone in about a minute flat!
This was an almond covered pain au chocolat (I think with some kind of almond filling also), finely dusted with icing sugar and was awesome. It was also warm – seriously. Did I mention it was awesome?
Having had this, I made my way over to the Abbey and was greeted by it across the square.
Always an inspiring place – the abbey dominates the central area and is a Mecca for tourists. The Abbey was completed around the year 1150 and the flying buttresses are an incredible site.
I didn’t have a huge amount of time on my way towards the University and other destinations along the route, so I just had a quick walk around and a bit of a long breath of architectural inspiration : )