With Franschhoek having the finest sales-point for Cuban cigars in the winelands, time there is usually well-spent. It is just wonderful waltzing across to the town’s main monument. The unmissable one honouring my French Huguenot forebears. Here, it is quite moving, standing with an aromatic Partagas No.4 cigar in hand and looking at the family name etched on the monument’s face. A tribute to those brave folk who fled France to avoid being burnt at the stake and settling at the Cape in 1688.
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