IMG_2020An early start followed by a series of stops atound Saran, breakfast (excellent sandwich), petrol, pharmacy then the wrong direction on the peage, cost a 30km round trip and three euros. The first couple of hours was marred by rain and motorway spray but this cleared up by Bourges.

Bourges is well worth a stop for the historic town centre and the amazing cathedral. There was a service on so the tower was closed. Pity.

IMG_2022More peage straight past Clermont Ferrand and on to Issuer, not the most attractive of town but it has several hotels. Our pick for the evening is the Hotel du Tourism, two stars and cheaper than we have previously enjoyed. Should be ok we hope but no secure parking. It'a also 10m from the railway station, hopefully this is not a disaster.

The final word for the day goes to Le p'tit Roseau resturant, this is a not to be missed experience at 16 Rue du Pont ISSOIRE +33 4 73 89 09 17. Check out their web site at