At Bourges

Millau, viaduct, France

Millau viaduct

Heading north through France after our stay on the south coast at Collioure – see here – we stopped off at Bourges.  En route we drove over the Millau viaduct.  It is a remarkable – even beautiful – construction in a part of the world we like a lot.  We have stayed below in the town of Millau itself several times – see the blog here for the most recent visit – however we have not taken the bridge before.

The run up the autoroute from there to Bourges was easy enough.  The B&B we were staying in was on a cobbled street in the old part of the city.  It was also close to the excellent cathedral there.  We were only there for two night so we had little time to explore properly.  However we did like the city a lot.  For somewhere which seems quite an ordinary residential city and not seen much on tourist info outside France it was well worth a visit.  The small streets in the old part of the city had a good array of shops and places to eat.  The presence of “Le Murrayfield” we did find a little surprising though!  (see the photos) The parks and open spaces were good too.  I would think that we might well stop there again while enroute elsewhere.  After that we had one overnight stop and then returned home until our next trip.