We headed inland and spent the night on an aire at Lac Thorenc ( N 43.799659, E 6.807767).
This is just the sort of aire we like, remote, surrounded by trees and with good walks through the forests or around the lake. There were two or three other motorhomes, all French and some picnickers enjoying the lake.
It was a short drive up in to the foothills of the Alps. We stopped briefly at the Col de Vence in the company of some very fit cyclists. It is about 1000 metres.
You could just make out Nice from the Col but it was a bit hazy.
After a walk around the lake we feasted on a delicious hot chicken curry….thanks for the spices Helen… then settled down to watch an episode of Game of Thrones whilst the outside temperature plummeted; we were in the mountains now.
By the morning it was only 1.5 degrees centigrade…the combination of a clear night and our height (1130 metres). Today we set off to Sète, via Castellane.
This is so beautiful! The photos on the road seems like the ones I usually see on tumblr blogs. Also, can’t wait for the next season of GoT.
Thanks Chyrel; it’s a very photogenic country. What is the GoT?
Oh, its the abbrevs of Game of Thrones. 🙂
Thanks…we are only on series 1!!
I love the kind of place you are in now. The roads, not so much. I never want to be going through anything called a col in anything other than a very small car, thank you. X
You might not have enjoyed the Verdon gorge ride then! But there were some good photo opportunities.
I must admit that when I see a sign that says ‘Route des Cols’ my pulse quickens a bit and I know I’m in for a white knuckle ride but then I guess after over 30 years of living with your brother, I should know that we will never be taking the straightforward three lane motorway route when there is a narrow, twisty, edge of a cliff, seat of your pants alternative! Nice views though.
Love Nia x