After a very long stretch of solid work, I have finally found some time and even a little money to go away - entirely by myself - for a couple of days R&R.
Partly because my passport has expired and partly because I don't relish driving more than 90 minutes or so, I shall be travelling no further that than one of the départements neighbouring the Vendée: Charente, Charente-Maritime, Maine et Loire, Deux Sèvres & Loire-Atlantique.
Being dull & middle aged, I am not looking for wall-to-wall fleshpots and dens of vice & iniquity. Not on my budget, anyway.
Rather, I am looking for a small town with half-decent hotel, a couple of interesting churches, a dusty museum that the kids can't nag me out of and a choice (ie more than one) of bars / restaurants.
Anyone got any suggestions?