According to our sat nav, Millau to the Brittany coast, where we are now, is 840km and should take us about 15 hours to drive. We’ve done, umm, 1213km and taken 2 weeks – I think it is fair to say that we like to potter. And meander a bit. But you do see some great things when you take the slow road.
Snow (!) at a ski resort in the traditional knife-making town of Laguiole
Ancient houses and bridge at Espalion
A lovely river walk at Rodez
The beautiful village (and pizza!) of Cajarc
A slightly hairy drive to the incredible cave paintings at Grotte de Peche Merle
A bridge built on Napoleon’s orders in St Porchaire
Chinese-style fishing nets at Port-des-Barques
Fantastic use of lighting in Foussais-Payres
And a ‘revolutionary’ tree, planted by decree in 1794, in Payre-sur-Vendee
Well worth the extra time, don’t you think?