Yesterday twice I tried to take a picture of our shadows before the clouds moved in again. Although there were some showers we had a beautiful ride, much of it along the tow paths of various canals.
Pont Canal over the d’Allier river. A pont canal is a canal built into a bridge crossing above another river or valley. They are remarkable examples of canal engineering.
We had full sun for a lovely picnic at Apremont Sur Allier, one of the Plus Beaux Villages de France.
France is much more of a meritocracy than Canada. Every town is judged and only a few hundred make the plus beaux list. There are other competitions as well; one of them recognizes the quality of flower displays by rating them as one to four town des fleurs.