Today we had the rest day we wanted on Kris’s birthday.
After a late start we had a lovely breakfast, including an unusual pudding made with maize meal, served cold and with tinned apricots on top – nicer than it sounds!
We also had jams made by the hostess, croissants, baguette and as much coffee as we could drink.
We spent some time exploring the town and environs and also doing some shopping (in all 27km). There is a lovely park at the “Vallée de l’Hyéres where we rode through the forest along the river. Looking up we saw we were in an adventure park here with all kinds of ladders and ropes between the trees. You can traverse the tree tops in different ways, with a safety harness.
We had a big lunch at a community restaurant – 3 courses plus wine and coffee before heading back to rest. The place was full of people and it was interesting chatting with the couple at the next table.
After lunch we had a good nap and headed back into town in the evening to sample the fare at the local Crepery. Buckwheat Crepes with ham, cheese and an egg are the regional specialty.