Monthly Archives: October 2014

Antibes…Picasso and Napoleon

We are at Villeneuve-Loubet, a town on the ‘Bay of Angels’ halfway between Nice and Antibes. The site is a short walk (5 minutes) from the beach. Mavis is parked in Camping Hippodrome ( N 43.642186 E 7.137281). This is

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Posted in - France, Antibes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Villeneuve-Loubet

Cannes…Ginger and Fred

We are in Cannes…we arrived here on Monday and went out for a good nosh at the Golf Park Restaurant, to celebrate Nia’s birthday. We drove along the dramatic Côte d’Azur from Ste Maxime…only about 15 miles. We stopped for

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Posted in - France, 2014 Autumn, Cannes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Sainte Maxime…Do Sharks Live Here?

May be better not to swim here. We moved on from Ramatuelle to Sainte Maxime which is a small town on the Gulf of St Tropez. We stayed at a pretty basic aire (N 43.317154, E6.630549) next to a roundabout

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Posted in - France, 2014 Autumn, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Sainte Maxime

Ramatuelle…the sous chef is unleashed.

We are working our way along the coast of Provence. Maybe working isn’t the right word. Meandering. For two days we have been encamped on an aire at Ramatuelle, about 12 miles to the south of St Tropez, soaking up

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Posted in - France, 2013 Spring, 2014 Autumn, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Ramatuelle

Porquerolles…the Mexican Connection

On Thursday we took the ferry to Porquerolles, one of the Islands of Hyeres, just a mile or so offshore. The arrow is pointing at our campsite, a stones throw from the harbour. On the way over we chatted to

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Posted in - France, 2014 Autumn, Porquerolles, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

This Dog is more Passionate than my Wife

Before we left the aire at Carro, I disappeared under the motorhome to track down a fault with the starboard air suspension unit, which was losing pressure. Noting a pair of feet sticking out from under Mavis, a knot of

Posted in - France, 2014 Autumn, Giens Peninsula, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Carro via the Chain Ferry

On Sunday morning we set off early…12.30 pm…for the chain ferry at Bac de Barcarin. This is a vehicle ferry at the mouth of the Rhône which cuts out the 40 mile drive up to Arles then back again, if

Posted in - France, Carro

Salt Pans at the Salin de Giraud

We cycled 13 miles across the salt pans today…perhaps that doesn’t sound much but for quite a lot of the time there was a serious headwind…the flamingos were flying backwards…it was hard work. And when the wind wasn’t dead ahead,

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Posted in - France, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Salin de Giraud

Saintes Maries de la Mer…

Route to Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer Today (Friday 17th October) we stayed at the sea front aire at Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer (N 43.453558 E 4.436642). This is a long and narrow site just behind the sea wall and promenade, with good access to walking and

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Aigues Mortes….Back to the Camargue.

Today (Thursday 16th) we returned to the aire at Agues Mortes ( N 43.565712 E 4.19593). We were here a few months ago en route to Arles. This is the fabulous thirteenth century walled city which was built by Louis

Posted in - France, 2013 Spring, 2014 Autumn, Aigues Mortes, Languedoc-Roussillon

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