Our first stop was at La Cavalerie near Millau, we found a great aire with electricity and wifi plus a field for Juno. The village is lovely with restored 15th century walls with links to both the Knights Templar and Knights Hospitalliers, who made their home here.
We are feeling a bit bummed out that stage 1 is coming to end, it has been so much fun, we’ve met some really lovely people and we have taken to the nomadic life much easier than we thought that we would. We really did this motorhoming stage because we felt so guilty about leaving Juno for the rest of the trip, but it’s taught us a lot about ourselves, our needs and how we don’t need the amount of stuff that we have been busy attaining over the last 10 years!
We set off on Day 91 to see the nearby pretty village of Peyre, which is overlooked by the enormous Millau viaduct.
The village is so unusual with many of the houses being carved into the rock on the side of the hill. Exceptionally pretty, with perhaps the quaintest toilet I’ve ever seen.
We spent an hour exploring the streets before continuing back on our journey, which is ultimately ending in Calais via Sancerre and Epernay.
Our stop for the night turned out to be an aire in Saint Pourçain Sur Sioule. It was the busiest aire we’ve ever seen with it seems everyone heading south for the sun. Juno quickly found the river then we walked into the town and found a golden man sat on a bunch of grapes – as you do!
The town wasn’t that appealing, although it did have some cute old alleyways. We should hit Sancerre tomorrow, with tips from Caroline and Ian on where to buy the good stuff! That should shake us out of our malaise.