L Isle Jourdain

L’Isle Jourdain, in the Vienne department, is a small town on the river Vienne. Upstream of the road bridge is an enormous dam, property of EDF. Immediately downstream of the bridge is an island with a ruinous house reminiscent of Miss Havisham’s in Great Expectations, and beyond that is the disused railway viaduct, which now forms part of a long distance footpath.

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