These last four days of our walk were almost entirely on the Canal du Berry. Although the canal no longer carries boat traffic, and is even filled in and built over in places, it still has great charm. Many of the grand old avenues of trees remain along its banks, and the towpaths are maintained as walking or cycling paths.
The weather had cooled down a little and the walking was easy, except for a short stretch of rampant regrowth on the way to Bannegon, demonstrating what France would soon become without the constant mowing, slashing and trimming carried out by local councils. We camped on all four nights, including once on a farm, and had excellent meals every evening, as well as plenty of refreshing breaks in villages along the way.
It was a satisfying conclusion to our pedestrian travels in France for this year.
Day 30: Mehun-sur-Yèvre to Bourges
Day 31: Bourges to Dun-sur-Auron
Day 32: Dun-sur-Auron to Bannegon
Day 33: Bannegon to St-Amand-Montrond