The street the chambre d'hote is in is very narrow, so I waited with Célestine just in case someone wanted to actually use the road for the purpose for which is was intended. Whilst standing there I looked out over the river and noticed that the pompiers were having what I assumed was a training exercise.
They were taking it all very seriously, but I have no doubt that even in the cold of a Touraine October morning they were also enjoying just messing about in boats.
For photos of Preuilly sur Claise's pompiers having a training exercise, click here.
The Pompiers' weren't the only boats on the river