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... today's prescribed short route of only 62 km to Millau. The rest of us except Mark rode a modified version of the alternate route that cut 25 km of what I later found out was a rough road surface out of the plan.
Dave, Linda and I were first to the top of the day's first climb, Col de Perjuret. We stopped for photos and to fight off flies. We stayed until the rest of the gang showed up before picking up Mesfin and continuing, ...
... The Chateau de Creissels was so good for dinner on Monday night, we decided to "eat in" again. This was "haute cuisine" at its' best and lots of little individual touches, such as a complimentary appetiser each night, and brushing down the white linen tablecloths for crumbs between courses. Tres posh!
It was everything I had hoped the Chateau in Bourges would be - but wasn't! This morning (Wednesday) we had an early start, with breakfast at ...
... has really "sprung".
We reluctantly tore ourselves away from the mountains, headed off down the D978 and D678 towards Puy Mary, the southern most of the Auvergne's mountain peaks. This pass has not yet opened for the season so we head east to Saint Flour and the A75. 31 Euros in tolls later, we reached Millau and its' magnificent bridge - the longest and highest in the world.
... up our trusty steed, mine was Chicken Little and made our way to the markets to collect our items for our picnic lunch. You sometimes have to pinch yourself, if only we had local fresh markets like they do in France in every suburb at least once a week, it is superb! We stocked up on cold meats, salads, cheese, baguettes (Cath was adamant we had one each this time...there was no sharing!!) terrine, the freshest raspberries and of course wine. I carried all ...
Bart's outline route map suggested Millau was worth a visit – or at least its famous viaduct was – and he wasn’t mistaken. As we drove towards it, our first glimpse came from a few miles away. I thought it was absolutely breathtaking and considered the years of planning and building that must have gone into building such a magnificent piece of modern engineering, whilst Kyle wondered what all the fuss was about dismissing it as "just ...