Lassay les Chateaux to the Loire Valley

Having woken early with the noise of the rain, we decided to start out before breakfast from Lassay les Chateaux and again had a pleasant drive, due south to Montreuil-Bellay about 20k beyond Saumur and set amongst the vineyards of the Loire.

We arrived at a beautiful quiet campsite on the banks of the River Thouet at lunchtime. The site is called Camping la Thouet, it is an ACSI site, and is excellent for dogs, with extensive fields next to the river.

The rain had now finished and with sunshine and some cloud it turned into a nice warm afternoon. We got on our bikes and cycled to nearby Montreuil-Ballay, which is a breathtakingly beautiful ancient town, built on the Thouet and dominated by a splendid chateau.

Montreuil-Bellay

This was the first trip out for the ‘dog-cart’, since our last trip and we had forgotten how popular it is with the French.

Everywhere we went we were stopped so that the dogs could be admired and photographed.

We had to try to remember how to have a conversation in French about Border Terriers.

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