After Bayeux we drove across the Cherbourg peninsula to Camping aux Pommiers, a campsite close to the historic Abbey at Mont St Michel.
This pleasant site is in Beauvoir, about 4 km from the Mont. There is a good cycle track all the way to the Mont. There is access to this track about 100 metres from the site.
The causeway to the Mont is being refurbished and there is a bus and cycle park at its south end where you can jump on a shuttle bus to the Abbey, if you don’t want to cycle across the causeway. Apparently the shuttle is free if you turn up on a bike.
We cycled over the causeway to the Mont in the evening. The following day was forecast rain and as we had visited the Abbey before we decided to head south in the morning. The original destination had been Biarritz but with bad weather forecast all week for the Atlantic coast of Franc we decided to head south-east and motor in the general direction of Perpignan.
The campsite signs weren’t great translations but we got the gist. Perhaps they were done with google translate.
The next day we drove south to Uzerche which is a small and pretty town high in the Vezere valley. This valley is famous for the number of prehistoric sites here; there are many caves with paintings and other relics of ancient man. The cave paintings at Lascaux are about 30 miles to the south west.
We stayed at the aire here. It took some finding but is worth the effort; it sits on the river opposite the Château Pontier shown on the photo above. The aire is on an old railway station and there is a walk and a cycle ride along the river (separate tracks) starting from the parking by the old station buildings. There is free water, drainage and electricity and provisions are a very short walk in to the town.
We stopped by the tourist office and picked up a plan of the town and a guide to various places of interest close to the centre.
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