Cruising Le Creuse

Today we’re heading for The Brenne National Park and into Creuse – the northern part of Limousin. A great time of year to be here as the area is densely forested and with the foliage exhibiting such a beautiful array of autumnal hues, the views are spectacular to say the least. There’s little traffic on the roads here so driving was a breeze – especially with roads as well-surfaced as these are- we drove for miles and miles along straight roads like this without seeing another vehicle!


We opted to overnight at a small town called Tournan-Saint-Martin, on a free Aire on the banks of the river Creuse – it just happened to be outside the office of the local canoe centre so had free WiFi courtesy of them ! Fair play, lads!

The town itself had little to offer other than a few buildings of some architectural interest and a small but pretty town square. It gave the impression that, many years ago, it was a prosperous community but nowadays, it has more shop units empty than it has trading and it just has a general “rundown” feel about it. Sad really.

We had a pleasant walk along the river bank and Harley enjoyed a swim in Le Creuse so he was happy enough to stay.


Tomorrow we’re heading for Oradour-Sur-Glane – a town with a very sad tale to tell….