First, let me say that today is my friend CHM's birthday. I'm sure you will join me in wishing him many happy returns of the day. Turning 96 is quite milestone to pass. All the best to you, mon vieux ! I wish I could come see you today. (In case you don't know, mon vieux is an expression of affection and friendship, meaning something like "my old friend." To a woman you could say ma vieille — it really doesn't have anything, or at least not much, to do with age.)
Today I'll post five pictures of the bridge at Montrichard, 10 miles downstream from Saint-Aignan. I've driven across it countless times in 20 years, but I've never walked across. I'll have to do that in the spring or next summer. The bridge is about 450 feet long.
The Wikipédia article about Montrichard says that this bridge across the Cher has retained many of its medieval features, even though it has been much modified over the centuries. The Montrichard bridge was on the old road from Paris to Bordeaux. Nineteenth-century texts say the bridge dates back to the time when the Plantagenets were in control of the old Touraine province.