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Lauzerte pilgrim garden

Moissac cathedral

Moissac canal on the Tarn

Stage 6 Cahors to Moissac 61k 3 September 2014

Spent the previous day in Cahors resting, washing and maintenance. Lunch yesterday consisted of goodies from Cahors permanent market.

dinner for the past 2 nights was at the same very welcoming restaurant. The food and particularly the accompanying sauces and wine just fabulous.

Petit dejeneur - Cahors

Pulled out all stops for this mornings breakfast

The price

Dinner & breakfast 38e per person for 2 nights

The weather

8 to 30

The ride

Out of Cahors was cold and unexciting as it took us thru the industrial area. However we were quickly in the countryside. Dramatic change to the landscape. The land is not as rich. Here we see tobacco for the first time, corn & millet.

We reach the beautiful village of Lauzerte high above the plains. We are now in the region of Tarn et Garonne and about 43k from our starting point. The ride has been fast. Within the town can be found the pilgrims garden which is terrace like and is in 20 parts. You can play a cryptic game from bed to bed but the Magnificent 7 concentrate on the overhanging Pinot grapes which are coming to maturity.

The fare

Ham, cheese, shallots & mushroom omelette for lunch for some whilst others had a picnic of goodies they already





Ride continues

Hammer along for the remaining 22 k riding in a road train (as we have done for many afternoons). To Mossaic where we come upon a funeral outside 1200C church. Only 2 weddings to go.

The vibe


The highlight

Effortless riding & the incredible weather

The lowlight



What luck. Our digs called Ancien Carmel is perched over Mossaic. It's dormitory style surrounding a central garden. It is very clean and has a great feel to it. The raspberries in the garden are ripe.

The fare

Rock melon

Beef stew with macaroni cheese (special fish and rice for Pauline)

Bread & wine

Custard flan (plain yoghurt for Pauline)

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