Lac Thorenc….1.5 degrees…Are We still in France?

Lac Thorenc

Lac Thorenc

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.

Col de Vence

Col de Vence

You could just make out Nice from the Col but it was a bit hazy.

Lac Thorenc

Lac Thorenc

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.

Frosty Morning.

Frosty Morning.

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.


Rambling about Europe with the Kray Twins (Colin and Penny).

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7 comments on “Lac Thorenc….1.5 degrees…Are We still in France?
  1. Chyrel says:

    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.

  2. Kate says:

    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.

    • Hi Kate,
      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

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