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... direction. Upon leaving we were invited to Jean & Rosaline's for aperos (late happy hour) next evening. I had expressed interest in their 1780 home so we were invited along with a group of their local friends. Wow, what a place! They've done a lot of renos but in keeping with the original look. And the gardens, so beautiful. It seemed too totally uncool to take ...
Our laneway is part of the Grande Randonnee. This is a national network of 35000km of hiking trails through out France. Today we decided to do a little of it (8km out, 8 back). The red & white bands mark the GR trail. Here are some of the things we ...
Started out on a ride to discover more of the area north of us. Upon reaching our original destination, we decided to continue to Saint-Cere. Got to a junction with sign indicating 7km to Saint-Cere. We began a descent and on the way down we wondered when the descent would end. It went on for 6 of the 7 km. OMG, we have to climb back out!! Will be ready for Tour de France next ...
... 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 ...
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15 place du square, Aurillac | 2 star hotelfrom $73