Paray-le Monial was our destination today to hire bicycles from the tourist office for the day in order to cycle part of the EuroVelo 6 stage of Burgundy. It provides an idyllic route from Paray-le-Monial to Digoin. A greenway meanders through utterly peaceful countryside, beside the Canal du Centre, used by pleasure craft in the summer time, today it was motionless. At Digoin, an ingenious and impressive canal-bridge crosses the Loire to join the Canal Latéral à la Loire running beside the mighty river. It was quite thrilling to cycle across and became our half-way stage for lunchtime picnic. A long but really pleasant cycle to appreciate this tranquil part of Burgundy.