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On Sunday we drove 200 miles up the A75 (mainly), across the Millau bridge, to arrive at the riverside aire in Saint-Pourçain-sur-Sioule The aire ( N 46.312146 E 3.296693) was surprisingly quiet for Easter. Our pitch overlooks the Sioule, a

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Posted in 2015 Spring, Auvergne, RouteNorththroughFrance, St Pourcain-sur-Sioule

Newhaven to the Auvergne

We spent another day exploring Devizes, cycled there this time….about three and a half miles along the towpath. Canal boating is big business here with narrow boats scattered here and there along the canal. Our friends Bob and Mirv picked

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Posted in - France, 2015 Spring, Nonancourt, Ruynes-en-Margeride

Narbonne Plage to Saint Pourçain-sur-Sioule

We left Narbonne Plage aiming for La Couvertoirade, a fortified town in the Midi-Pyrenees, 70 miles to the north. However it is high in the mountains and the weather here was dire….low cloud, poor visibility and rain so we moved

Posted in - France, 2014 Autumn, Auvergne, St Pourcain-sur-Sioule

The Ancient Mariner

We drove 144 miles north from Comps to the aire at Malzieu Ville (N 44.85515 E 3.33346). We took the N 106 which is a very twisty and exciting road through the mountains. Too exciting perhaps….the French HGV’s thunder along

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Posted in - France, 2014 Spring, Auvergne, St Pourcain-sur-Sioule

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