The final stage of our descent of the Vienne was, agriculturally speaking, like a walk through the garden of Eden. The rich alluvial plains beside the river supported crops of all kinds, at the height of their summer abundance – wheat, sunflowers and vines being the most conspicuous.
Fortunately, the rain of Chatellerault did not continue and the weather was sunny all the way to the Loire.
We had beautiful camping grounds, pleasant breaks for coffee along the route and delicious restaurant meals every night, except at les Ormes, where we starved because everything was closed for Bastlle Day.
Our route for this section
Day 26: Châtellerault to les Ormes
Day 27: Les Ormes to L’Île-Bouchard
Day 28: L’Île-Bouchard to Chinon
Day 29: Chinon to Montsoreau