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Travel Blogs from Vic-sur-Cere
... out for the week, and a couple from Australia on a 6 month tour of Europe. It was great touching base with them.
Tomorrow I plan to visit Amboise but knew it was too far to reach today (France is huge!), so I made my way to Laval and have stopped here for the night. In my effort to loose one weight this trip I have stopped for a pint and a burger, not sure where I read about this diet but it seems very nice!
The cold remains in place, so, after a leisurely beginning, we headed off south through the villages of St Cyprien-sur-Dourdou and Nauviale to Marcillac-Vallon where there was a Sunday market. The mists cleared as we drove the narrow road through these lush valleys. The villages are built in reddish mortared stone and are sleepy because it's Sunday. Bells ringing down the distance, I suppose the churches are full. An amazing old mill justified a stop.
The market ...
We realised that we are half way through this great adventure. Well within a day or so. The cold has taken possession of Jan, it's raining and it's cold. We are in a great house with Sally and Chris who mean "make yourself at home", old hippies know how to share. I'm cooking tonight à la Aveyon (a local sausage, cabbage, mushrooms, carrots and aligot), the fire's going strong, Jan is reading/drowsing/snuffling in bed, there is a bath (something we've ...
... of dinner and looked around some more. Looked at the roman bridge across the river near our place that is still in use. Both cars and the pilgrim path go that way.
Got back, lit a fire, read, wrote, chatted to our hosts on their return about their grand designs search. An omelette and salad à la Barry was just the thing. A evening by the fire; the hosts have retreated to their ...
... is lush. It's higher above sea level and autumn is more in evidence ... more trees are turning. We stopped at a roadhouse where there were eight big trucks; the food was great, inexpensive and properly balanced.
We moved into the mountainous foothills of the Central Massif and arrived at Lou Peyrou, a b&b in Conques, where we were met by Sally and Chris. Their place is on the side of steep hill above the river ...
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