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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

Stuck in the Mud

Mimizan Plage, a few miles down the coast from Biscarrosse, is very nice but they don’t let dogs on the beach. Luckily there is a good bike ride south through the forest which brings you to a dog-friendly beach. The

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Posted in - France, Aquitaine, Autumn 2015, Capbreton, Mimizan

Blood Moon and Basque Tarts

I was a bit concerned that Colin (or maybe even Nia) would turn in to a werewolf last night, with the supermoon eclipse but all is well this morning…I have checked N’s palms for hair… no more than usual. This

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Posted in Aquitaine, Autumn 2015, Biscarrosse, Navarosse

Camping It Up in Parentis-en-Born

Lake Biscarosse Parentis is about 100 miles south of Hourtin; we drove here on Wednesday and spent the night on the aire at Gastes. The aire was popular but we got here early and found a pitch overlooking the lake

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Posted in - France, Aquitaine, Autumn 2015, Gastes, Ste Eulalie-En-Born

Fontevraud Abbey….Aliénor of Aquitaine

After Chateau Brézé we moved on to Fontevraud Abbey. Close to Saumur in the Loire valley, the Abbey is best known for its association with the Plantagenet monarchs of England. These are the recumbent Plantagenets, medieval sculptures of Henry 2nd

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Posted in - France, 2013 Autumn, Fontevraud, Pays-de-la-Loire

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