We popped up out of the Metro and there was a wonderful food market right in front of us.
We had skipped breakfast hoping to enjoy a coffee and pastry in a little cafe somewhere but instead we opted for a punnet of blackberries and half a dozen black figs ( a new favourite since Sarlat ) and nibbled as we strolled along.
That's what is so special about this lovely city, there are hidden treasures all around.
A bit of research and we had set out to explore the area around the Canal St Matin.
The clouds began to lift as we walked along beside the canal.
Some sections are wider than others
and some surrounding streets are nicer than others
but the canal itself remains very pretty all the way, criss-crossed in many places by pretty iron bridges.
It really was a pretty walk with the trees just beginning to drop their leaves but many still retaining their green canopy.
The day had turned sunny and clear
giving us lots of wonderful photo opportunities
and to top it all off we watched a tour boat move through a lock
a sight not experienced by many Aussies
Not our first experience but always interesting to watch.
Water level just right, the the gates open
and onwards sails the tour boat !
Another lovely day !