Campaign of the Month: August 2011
Le Ballet de l'Acier
Auberge de comte de Poitier
Named for Guillaume X de Poitiers, the Count of Poitou Inn is located on Rue Saint-Yon near the Grosse Horloge in La Rochelle. This venerable establishment has seen better days; once catering to English and French nobles, the Count of Poitou’s present clientele is dominated by ship captains, pilots, and merchants.
The common room features a tapestry, faded and smokestained, featuring an image of Saint Bernard de Clairvaux blessing Comte Guillaume; legend holds that the tapestry was commissioned by Guillaume himself shortly before his death during a pilgrimmage to Santiago de Compostela in 1137.