After resting in Bordeaux , we headed to Angouleme . It was a long and hard day , 140 kilometers . On the way , there were many vineyards , cows and sheeps . We went cycling secondary roads , very little traffic luckily and just a few persons .
We spent three nights in Angouleme , we did hard stages days before and we needed a small break . Our host Loic gave us a very good welcome . After a long day cycling , he prepared tasty pasta shared with wine . With full stomach and wine effects , we slept so many hours .
Angouleme is small and quiet city . In the morning we walked around , where the most beautiful was the City Hall . Really nice Castle , I think is the most beautiful City Hall that I ´ve ever seen until today . At night we went for beers with Loic and his friends . It was perfect place for resting !! Taking the advantage of the comfortable home , cooking , having beers … Loic was very busy in the mornings , he spent time with us at the evening . An interesting thing !! Loic didnt even lock the door , living in downtown , I cant imagine doing this in Spain !!
Getting to Chateauroux took us two days from Angouleme . The way was long , but easy it was very flat , between vineyards and lost towns around countryside . We were practicing our French language when we were asking for water and buying food to local people . At the end of the day , we pictched the tent close to the road . We slept so good , it was no traffic !!
Next day we got Chateauroux , where our host Marc was waiting for us . It was funny , we had to comunicate in our poor French and sign language . Marc was really nice and hospitable with us , he prepared dinner and he joined us for a walk around the city . Chateauroux is very small and quiet , despite of was Saturday night . The most beautiful was the Cathedral , it was great with the lights at night .
Marc let us sleeping in his bed , to get a better rest . He slept in the air mattress , which was flat and he almost slept on the floor , amazing hospitality !! After having breakfast with Marc , we left on the way to our next destination . It was amazing day , very sunny …