A Chicken in Every Pot...

Just outside of Cheffois, we join our hosts in Mouillon-en-Pareds.  This very small village played a very big role in the history of the world.  The first giant from this small town began his political career in 1870, when France was first occupied by the Prussians (read Bismarck's German army).  Do a Google on Clemenceau and you'll learn that he too was a great hero the struggle for religious freedom.  He came from a Protestant family in Vendée, most of whom had been massacred or exiled in earlier times.  When the time came for him to fight, he did so not just for his on religion, but also for the Jewish Alfred Dreyfus.  The windmills here do not belong to Clemenceau, though.  They belong to his Catholic friends...



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