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Aveyron

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  • Day1

    Feeling Good!

    October 11, 2019 in France ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

    First longer stop! We are feeling so FREE!
    Freedom is what we desire and what we are creating more and more in our life.

    Eka pitempi pysähys! Olo tuntuu VAPAALTA!
    Vapaus on se mitä me halutaan ja mitä luodaan lisää ja lisää meidän elämään.

    Primera parada larga! Nos sentimos muy LIBRES! La libertat es lo que deseamos y lo que estamos creando cada vez más en nuestras vidas.Read more

  • Day58

    Carcassonne

    July 12, 2019 in France ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

    This day trip did not disappoint. We drove north to this city and it was not difficult to see why it it's listed as one of the top five places to visit in France! Just follow the crowds and you will find it. Actually we stumbled yet again on a great parking spot for free which the owners said was fine for us to use, it was a bit disconcerting to hear as we left then that they were local gypsies!!! Anyway we walked up to the castle and around it's inside which is full of shops. Every turn is a photo and takes you back to the middle ages of battle and fortification. I bought a book about the history of the castle. We had nice lunch in the city beside the river afterwards then drive back to Sete.Read more

  • Day61

    Millau

    July 15, 2019 in France ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    We decided on a rural drive to Millau from Sete which proved to be very long but no road tolls! The road took us through farming and hill country and the town of Roquefort where the famous goat cheese is made. Coming into Millau you cannot miss the bridge in the sky.... It's an engineering masterpiece. We then headed up the Gorge du Tarn, which is a French version of the Grand Canyon. Very enjoyable drive up and back with it's tunnels and high mountain like cliffs and river for campers and kayakers by the score.Read more

  • Day56

    Sete

    July 10, 2019 in France ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    The southern city of Sete is an ancient French seat port originally called Cete from which French ships patrolled and fought their enemies. Today is a bustling fishing port and tourist attraction for holiday makers. We stayed four nights here, two days we spent relaxing at beach or around the Bl and B the other at Carcassonne. Views from to of Mount St Clair were expansive, the beaches were great with white sand, and the boat jousting hilarious. And another feature was the nightly sunsets......Read more

  • Day563

    La Cavalerie picnic area

    January 10, 2018 in France ⋅ ☀️ 3 °C

    The scenery on today's drive certainly kept us interested as we crossed the Massif Central mountain range. Bare trees and faded brown beech leaves covered craggy hills. Viaducts crossed ravines in which small stone built villages nestled and several tunnels plunged through inclines too steep to climb.

    Adding to the vines and Egrets we saw yesterday, we began to spot another sign of southerly climes - Processional Pine Caterpillar nests! We'd first noticed them in Italy last year; off white balls of spun silk, not unlike a large spider's nest, lodged in pine trees. These caterpillars will release poisonous hairs that can produce a bad reaction, especially in dogs. We must have seen thousands of nests on our route and so needed to be mindful when taking Poppy out of the van.

    As the road climbed to over 1000m there was a powdering of snow over the fields. On one particular descent below the snowline, white light peaked out from under the steely clouds on the horizon, highlighting a strip of snow covered mountains underneath. Up and down we went, the temperature dropping to 3°C, the snow becoming thick in places. Thankfully the road was in excellent condition, fully cleared of any of the white stuff.

    The soil became less fertile the further south we progressed. Many of the cliffs were sandstone and consequently the houses in towns and villages we passed through were made of the same. Pollarded Plane trees lined boulevards in these urban areas. Together with the chairs and tables set up outside cafés, the effect was an undeniably French atmosphere.

    The original stopover we were heading towards was a small car park off a dual carriageway on top of a high altitude plain. The turning wasn't clear and we missed it, but soon found a cosy gravel car park off a quieter road with grass, picnic tables and a pond. It was far less exposed than the first one and Poppy could even spend a bit of time off the lead. We'd decided not to drive too far today and had settled ourselves in by 2:30pm. The sun even treated us to a brief spell and we took a short walk along the nearby gravel road.

    Night brought some of the most amazing stars we've ever seen. There was no moon and very little light pollution so the constellations reached down close to the horizon. Orion, the Plough and the Milky Way were all super clear, although it took Vicky a while to spot the big 'W' of Cassiopeia as there were so many other stars shining brightly around it. We stood in the cold craning our eyes skywards feeling very, very fortunate.

    The sky might have started off clear but the night brought snow clouds and we woke to a few centimetres. The car park was waterlogged and Martha's wheels slipped a little as we climbed the sloped exit, but all the roads had already been well cleared and we had no problems after that.
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  • Day21

    Die frohe Botschaft...

    May 21, 2019 in France ⋅ ⛅ 12 °C

    ...schon wieder auf dem Weg in die Schweiz, da kam die frohe Botschaft, ein Gynäkologe ist doch nicht so wichtig wie angenommen. (Es geht uns allen gut)
    Erleichtert finden wir den traumhaften Platz am See, oder doch Fluss?! Der Profi meint: „ ...das ist ein Stausee. Was sonst soll ein Stausee sein als ein gestauter Fluss?“

    Fischen erlaubt, Fische gefangen 0, Köder versenkt 2.
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  • Day25

    Conques 12 km

    August 11, 2017 in France ⋅ 🌧 13 °C

    Kurzer Spaziergang durch schönes Wanderland. Unterdessen habe ich so viel schönes gesehen, da kommst du in das Dörfchen Conques und alles wird nochmals übertroffem. Ob als Radfahrer, Motorradfahrer, mit dem Auto oder als Wanderer (Pilger), man muss diese Gegend gesehen haben.

  • Day24

    Espeyrac 21 km

    August 10, 2017 in France ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    Den ersten so richtigen Regentag habe ich hinter mir. Es macht Spass im Regen von Ort zu Ort laufen zu dürfen. Diesmal ist die Region wolkenverhangend, aber trotzdem sehr Sehenswert. Hatte die letzten 2 Tage eine kleine Magenverstimmung, fühle mich jetzt aber besser.

  • Day23

    Estaing 13 km

    August 9, 2017 in France ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    Schon wieder durfte ich einen gemütlichen Wandertag erleben. Unterdessen kenne ich viele Leute, wobei die meisten nach Conces nach Hause gehen. Supergegend mit einer Führung in einer ganz alten Kirche.

You might also know this place by the following names:

Département de l'Aveyron, Departement de l'Aveyron, Aveyron

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