Leaving Bach to go to Cahors.
This is the beginning of our 6th day. After breakfast, we walk along the road ( on the safer side) as the traffic is going quite fast. I can see my long shadow…
We reach the town and soon we are peacefully walking on a trail.
We see sheep, a field with lavender. Once we meet a group of walkers and I tell them what happen to us the day before ( they were also looking at the post in front of that gite but were not staying there).
The weather is really nice for the end of September but we see that the leaves are getting the fall colors.
We find a table for our picnic and soon we arrive in Cahors. Cahors is not a small village. For us it is almost too big .
We really like the small villages. We have booked a room in a CH. We get a map of the city ( in a little kiosk at the end of the bridge you see above ) and then we find the house where we will stay for the night.
After a shower and a little rest, we must go and visit although we do not really want to add more steps to our day. We see interesting architecture. I had advice from Frederique ( the owner of our CH) so we wander in the most interesting part of the city. The old town features half-timbered houses and narrow alleyways. Imposing Cathédrale St-Étienne was built in Gothic and Romanesque styles, with large domes and centuries-old frescoes.
Just in front of the Cathedral, by chance, we see again Thomas ( the German guy we talked a few times since we started walking ). He will take the train the next day to go back home. His pilgrimage is finished.
Of course this city is know for the Pont Valentré, a medieval bridge with 3 towers. We will walk on it the next day before we go on the trail.
Cahors is a lovely town but we are not like tourists who spent the day in a car. What we need is food and rest. In our CH/gite there are a few other pilgrims but we only going to see them the next day.
After walking here and there for while – and taking some photos, we find a place for dinner ( just a very casual restaurant) and return to our CH. At the end of the day my FitBit marks 34.34 km. I believe that the more you walk you get stronger. Our feet get used to the demand. We do not have blisters and our back is not sore from carrying our bags. That is good ! My spirit is good as long as the weather is good. And I like to meet nice people.
This is the story of our day 6. So we have 3 more days to go. Thanks again for reading and comments.