Monthly Archives: April 2014

La Voie Des Vignes

When the snow started to fall in Chamonix we decided to move on. We had planned to visit Switzerland but the forecast there was wet and cold, and, as the Missus says, we can do wet and cold in Cumbria

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Posted in - France, 2014 Spring, Bourgogne, Mearsault

The Aiguille Du Midi

We set off early (well 9am) from the site at Lake Annecy and drove the 57 miles to Chamonix. It would have been shorter but we were taken on a very interesting diversion, or deviation as they say here. There

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Posted in - France, 2014 Spring, Chamonix, Rhône-Alpes

Cycle Trip to Annecy

On Tuesday we had a leisurely drive from Digoin to Camping Municipal Les Champs Fleuris ( GPS : N 45.825801 E 6.188371 ) on Lake Annecy. This is very friendly campsite, almost deserted now, on sloping grass terraces. We are

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Posted in - France, 2014 Spring, Annecy, Rhône-Alpes


We explored Digoin in the morning; it is a short walk up from the aire along the Rue Nationale, past the Office de Tourisme. The tourist office was closed for Easter. Not sure why this Tour de France guy is

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Posted in - France, 2014 Spring, Bourgogne

In the Loire

Yesterday we left Salbris mid morning and drove 130 miles east to Digoin, a small town about 80 miles to the north of Lyon. There is a good aire here, essentially a very large car park overlooking the Loire and

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Posted in - France, 2013 Spring, Bourgogne, Digoin

Whelkome to South Korean Cuisine.

We are at Camping de Sologne, 43 miles south of Orleans. This is a pleasant medium sized ACSI site on a lake in the small town of Salbris. ( GPS N 47.430214 E 2.054411 ) The site was recommended to

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Posted in - France, 2014 Spring, Centre, Salbris

Charles the Bald.

As often happens we found this charming campsite by chance. We had planned to stay overnight on the aire at Pont de L’Arche but when we got here mid afternoon on the Wednesday before Easter the aire and adjacent car

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Posted in - France, 2014 Spring, Pont de l'Arche, Upper Normandy

Lake District to Cake District

We set off from Cumbria at 6.30 pm on Tuesday and by 11am this morning I was buying the first Tartelette aux Pommes of the trip…Parfait. We woke up on the aire at Wissant (about 10 miles south of Calais)

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Posted in - France, 2014 Spring, Nord-Pas de Calais, Wissant

Arles… I am in the naughty corner

Van Gogh

We left Saintes Maries de la Mer and headed inland to Arles, driving a scenic route through the Camargue. The plan had been to stay at Camping Le City in Arles, handily close to the centre, but it was firmly

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Posted in - France, 2014 Spring, Arles, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

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