Then to Issoire for a quick lunch in a brasserie followed by a visit to the town's lovely Basilique Saint Austremoine, which dates from the 12th century and appears to have a Moorish influence.
Mid-afternoon we were in Chalus for a visit to wine producers – Famille Abonnat, where I had arranged to meet Xavier Abonnat, who is now running the estate having taken over from his father Jacques. However, when I arrived Xavier wasn't around. It was clear whether he had just forgotten the arrangement or couldn't be bothered as when Xavier did turn up much later he offered no explanation or apology. Fortunately Jacques was around and he was charming and informative.