Monthly Archives: May 2014

Roussillon

We drove the short distance from Rustrel to Roussillon and stayed in the Aire ( N 43.896452 E 5.295878) ….a large car park, quiet, €9 for the night. After lunch we headed into Roussillon, about 1/4 of a mile from

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

Colorado de Rustrel. Mick Jagger.

We drove about 10 km to the north of Apt to stay at Rustrel, at the recommendation of the girl in the reception at Camping Luberon. Rustrel is a small hillside village, with the requisite chateau, in this case 17th

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Saignon

On Friday we walked up to Saignon from the campsite. Saignon is famous for its rock, see above, a landmark visible from far away. The GR 92 footpath is a well defined track leading up to Saignon from the road

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Hilltop Villages of the Luberon

We moved a few miles to camping La Rivière near St Maime, one of the hilltop villages of the Luberon mountains. It is a pleasant, informal, site with large pitches; we parked in front of a lake. There is a

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Posted in 2014 Spring, Dauphin, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, St Maime

Poppies

Colin, Penny, Max and I walked up the half mile or so to the village to visit the Boulangerie first thing. Baguette, croissant and tartelette aux poires. No danger of starvation in France. There is a footpath up to the

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Posted in - France, 2014 Spring, Pont-du-Fosse, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Harleys

After our stay in Heidelberg we drove down through Switzerland and spent the night at La Balme de Sillingy ( N 45.971242 E 6.031601 ), an aire by a lake near Annecy. The forecast for Northern Europe wasn’t great and

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Posted in - France, 2014 Spring, Pont-du-Fosse, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Saint Michel l'Observatoire, Sisteron

Heidelberg

On Tuesday we drove up to Heidelberg. We stayed at a slightly damp Camping Heidelberg; a grassy site on the River Neckar, about 5km from the centre of Heidelberg. Our great friend Farshid has a house in Heidelberg and he

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Posted in - Germany, 2014 Spring, Baden-Württemberg, Heidelberg

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