Today we took a drive through Moissac which is famous for the cloisters in the old Abbey and on to a little town called Castelsarrasin, before driving very quickly onto Cahors. The reason for this itinerary will be obvious to anyone to anyone who is following the Tour de France. After encountering a police road block on our way into Castelsarrasin, we snuck in through some back roads and we were able to park and run down to the road with minutes to spare before the official cars and police motorcycles signaled the arrival of the peloton. We stood on the exit from a roundabout and it was amazing to watch the acceleration of the cyclists as they went past. It looked like there were a couple of riders trying to sneak of the front as they came off the roundabout. The peloton came through and was gone in about 20 seconds. We waited for all the team cars to go through and then headed back to the car to try to get on front of the race again. We drove quickly on the back roads towards Cahors, past the scenic Medieval town of Lauzerte, and once again found our way around the road blocks and into the centre of Cahors. We drove into an underground car park, took the first spot we could find, and set off at a brisk jog for the main street. As we arrived the official cars went through, and a minute later a small group of breakaway riders sped through on their way to the sprint point 400 meters up the road. A few minutes later the Peleton followed, including the yellow jersey worn by Bradley Wiggins.
After the excitement of watching the Tour de France we wandered along the river in Cahors and then set off to find somewhere for a picnic lunch. On the way home we stopped at Lauzerte to look through the Medieval walled city and then back to the Gite and the pool for one last swim before we pack up and head off tomorrow for our next destination in the South of France.