This rather incongruous sign in Le Puy-en-Velay marks the start of our journey walking the Chemin Stevenson (GR 70 Robert Louis Stevenson Trail) in the south of France. Officially the trial starts in Le Monastier-sur-Gazeille but the trail is marked from Le Puy-en-Velay and Le Puy-en-Velay is generally considered the better starting point.
With hindsight we could have spent a day here before heading off on our journey. A beautiful town known for its lace, green lentils and for its green liqueur "Verveine" flavoured with verbena.
We discovered the lace, but not the lentils as everywhere seemed to be serving up crepes.
Day 0 of 12 - Le Puy-en-Velay: Walking the Chemin Stevenson (GR 70 Robert Louis Stevenson Trail) in the south of France.