Long way from town
Posted Sep 14, 2013
Had no idea the hotel would be so far from Agen as I was without a car. This is a motel off the road to Toulouse amongst retail park type developments. My room was quiet, the breakfast first class with a local newspaper and good help given by hotel staff to find the local bus to Agen. But walking along the pavement or grass strip to the relevant turn-off was a bit daunting. Ate dinner the first night (a Monday when much shuts in France) at Leclerc supermarket as it was about five minutes on foot. The strange thing is that suburban life begins immediately on turning a corner off the road and the bus stop was about 10 minutes away in a charming village with church and shops. And Castelculier (perhaps 15 minutes) is similar with a Roman villa under reconstruction. So I found interesting lesser known France as well as visiting Agen with its canal on a bridge crossing the Garonne River and historic architecture. But really you need a car. I gather they get mainly people on business during the week and people on the move at weekends.