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Où est la plume de ma tante?

We left Spain a day earlier than planned, because of the forecast snow in the Pyrenees, and did a long (400 miles) run from Valencia Camper Park to Aire-sur-L’Adour, through the Somport tunnel. L’Aire sur L’Adour is a small town

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Posted in 2016 Spring, Aire-sur-L'Adour, Aquitaine, Eymet

Sword Beach to Hendaye Plage

On Tuesday we woke to a chilly 2 deg C in Ouistreham and after a brief but bracing walk on Sword beach, (one of the the D-day landing beaches, just by the aire) set off south. We landed at the

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Posted in 2016 Spring, Aquitaine, hendaye plage

A Night on the Thouet

Mavis started first time with her new battery and positively skipped down the Routes Nationale to an overnight stop at Montreuil-Bellay which is a historic little town on the Thouet, a tributary of the Loire. We passed Saumur, about 10

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Posted in - France, Autumn 2015, Montreuil-Bellay, Pays-de-la-Loire

Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule.

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

Spanish Speaking Sheepdogs

On Saturday we drove 159 miles across the border and up the A75 to an aire at the fortified medieval village of La Couvertoirade. It is a good spacious aire (N 43.910998 E 3.313492) which is €3 per night. This

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Posted in - France, 2015 Spring, Aveyron, La Couvertoirade

L’Estartit to Narbonne Plage

We are heading home to the UK; the next few posts may only be of interest to other boring old gaffers with motorhomes who like to ramble along slowly, and like to read about stopovers and routes through France. Yesterday

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Posted in - France, - Spain, 2014 Autumn, Catalonia, L'Estartit, Languedoc-Roussillon, Narbonne Plage, RouteNorththroughFrance, Routes

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

Comps

Just a brief entry today; we have had a few days without wifi and I am writing this from a McDonalds, usually a good source of broadband but it is very slow at the moment. We stopped for a night

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Posted in - France, 2014 Spring, Comps, Languedoc-Roussillon

Gordes

We moved west a few miles to Gordes, an old town with Roman roots on a hill overlooking the Luberon valley. We stayed at the aire to the west of Gordes (N 43.914142 E 5.197184) . Surrounded on several sides

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Posted in - France, 2014 Spring, Gordes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

In the Loire

Yesterday we left Salbris mid morning and drove 130 miles east to Digoin, a small town about 80 miles to the north of Lyon. There is a good aire here, essentially a very large car park overlooking the Loire and

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Posted in - France, 2013 Spring, Bourgogne, Digoin

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