Leaving the Loire, we set off across the gently undulating land between there and the Cher river, known as the Sologne. Formerly it was heavily timbered and it still is in parts, although wheatfields have now supplanted much of the forest. We took five short days to do this section. The weather was suffocatingly hot and we made sure that we got to our destination by midday every day.
Each of the villages that we stayed at had a beautiful camping ground, but the one at Aubigny was a bit out of town, so we treated ourselves to a night in a hotel. The only village that did not offer an evening meal was Lachapelle-d’Angillon, but by a lucky chance we had a dear friend in the district who took us to her house and gave us dinner.
Day 25: Gien to Coullons
Day 26: Coullons to Aubigny-sur-Nère