Monthly Archives: May 2014

C’est Cosmique

The sun came out for our second day at La Mailleraye sur Seine. English words ending in ic translate to ique in french, as I understand it. So economic becomes economique, politic becomes politique, etc.. So I felt reasonably comfortable

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Posted in - France, 2014 Spring, La Mailleraye-sur-Seine, Nord-Pas de Calais, St Omer, Upper Normandy

Eels for Tea

We drove 80 miles north to an aire (N 48.77259 E 1.19214 ) at Nonancourt which is a small town about 40 miles north of Chartres. We often listen to audiobooks on the longer drives. At the moment we have

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Posted in - France, 2014 Spring, La Mailleraye-sur-Seine, Nonancourt, Upper Normandy

Sully-sur-Loire

We drove 80 miles north west , with the Loire on our left all the way, to Camping ‘Le Jardin de Sully’ at Saint Père sur Loire (N 47.77008 E 2.36191). This is a small ACSI campsite on the north

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Posted in - France, 2013 Spring, Pays-de-la-Loire, Sully-sur-Loire

Stripped!

We drove an easy 60 miles up the N7 to Nevers and stopped there for a couple of nights at Camping Nevers (N46.98222 E 2.36191). This is a small and friendly site on the south bank of the Loire, looking

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Posted in - France, 2014 Spring, Bourgogne, Nevers

The Ancient Mariner

We drove 144 miles north from Comps to the aire at Malzieu Ville (N 44.85515 E 3.33346). We took the N 106 which is a very twisty and exciting road through the mountains. Too exciting perhaps….the French HGV’s thunder along

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Posted in - France, 2014 Spring, Auvergne, St Pourcain-sur-Sioule

Comps

Just a brief entry today; we have had a few days without wifi and I am writing this from a McDonalds, usually a good source of broadband but it is very slow at the moment. We stopped for a night

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Posted in - France, 2014 Spring, Comps, Languedoc-Roussillon

Gordes

We moved west a few miles to Gordes, an old town with Roman roots on a hill overlooking the Luberon valley. We stayed at the aire to the west of Gordes (N 43.914142 E 5.197184) . Surrounded on several sides

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

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