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Upper Garonne

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  • Day8

    Leaving France

    September 13 in France

    Leaving for Andorra today, should be about a 2 hour drive, rained here last night and cooled down to 20 degrees, dog is pleased, better sleep for us all. France is a beautiful country and huge, speaking the language would be useful, the people we've come into contact with have been very friendly.Picture shows our last stop before crossing over to Andorra.

  • Day28

    Toulouse, Midi-Pyrénées

    October 20, 2014 in France

    Savoir vivre in la ville rose! Die Franzosen haben wissen wirklich, wie man es sich gut gehen lässt und das färbt ab..ich könnte mich da auch dran gewöhnen! Zur Mittagszeit habe ich mir also im Carrefour ein paar leckere Sachen gekauft und damit am Ufer des Garonne ein pique-nique veranstaltet. Bevor die doofen Witze kommen: Nein, ich habe nicht alles auf einmal gegessen, das hat bis abends gereicht ;)Read more

  • Day28

    Toulouse, Midi-Pyrénées

    October 20, 2014 in France

    Beste Grüße aus "la ville rose" - ich bin seit gestern Abend in Toulouse! Heute bin ich den ganzen Tag durch die Stadt gelaufen und habe eine ganze Menge an Sehenswürdigkeiten abgeklappert. Davon gibt es in Toulouse einige und die Innenstadt an sich ist auch schon sehr sehenswert, mit vielen schönen Gebäuden aus roten Ziegelsteinen, denen die Stadt ihren Spitznamen verdankt. Es ist also kein Wunder, dass Toulouse in der Liste der lebenswertesten französischen Städte ziemlich weit oben ist...Ich habe es mir auch ganz gut gehen lassen, mehr dazu gleich!Read more

  • Day21

    Čtvrtek 3

    July 12 in France

    Počasí: polojasno, krátce sprchlo (předpověď byla horší)

    Hned ráno jsme řešili, kam dnes vlastně půjdeme. Předpověď počasí nebyla příznivá a čekala nás těžká etapa plus další 3 dny také nelehké. Nabízela se varianta obejít těžké úseky jinou 3-denní trasou, ale museli bychom se vrátit na předchozí chatu, čímž bychom ztratili den. Letos je prý abnormálně hodně sněhu a ostatní turisté i personál se shodovali, že bez kompletního vybavení (cepín, mačky) je cesta nebezpečná. My nemáme cepíny, ale nechtělo se nám vracet. K rozhodnutí pokračovat dál pomohlo, že nám chatař prodal fungl nový cepín, který mu zase prodal jiný turista. Nelitovali jsme, cesta byla téměř celá po sněhu a vedla kolem několika nádherných ledovcových jezer. Nejtěžší byl sestup k chatě, kdy jsme nemohli trefit cestu a stále nazouvali a sundávali mačky a k tomu se přidala mlha. V jednom okamžiku jsem uklouzla a se slovy "jé, už jedu" jsem jela po sněhu dolů. Naštěstí se mi podařilo hned zastavit. Nedodržela jsem ani jednu správnou zásadu chůze na sněhu, kterou nám Pavlíček vštěpoval. Taky jsem to pěkně schytala.

    8:30 - 16:00
    Trasa: Refugio de la Soula - sedlo (2880 m) - Refuge du Portillon (Jean Arlaud) 2571 m
    Stoupání: 1300m
    Klesání: 430m
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  • Day167

    Bagnere-de-Luchon

    April 12, 2017 in France

    Our method of finding an area we want to visit and then selecting a specific place based on the offerings in Airbnb is yielding some spectacular results. Who ever heard of this little dot in the Pyrenees on the Spanish border? The approach touched off a case of nerves as the surrounding area had obviously seen better times. The southern end of town was likewise undistinguished. Then we reached the top.

    Wow. This is a well preserved spa town from the 19th century. Our apartment is in a regal old hotel right on the square, and has been beautifully remodeled for comfort. The broad avenues are lined with trees, shops and restaurants ... even a salon de the. Our apartment overlooks the square with mountains in the background. Last evening it was full of children with their parents and retired couples strolling hand in hand.
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  • Day167

    Lunch on the grand boulevard

    April 12, 2017 in France

    Woah! Now that's a steak! The accompanying frites were so good I had to ask about them. Hand cut with skins cooked in the Belgian way: first at low temperature, then again at high temp to finish and crisp. The ratatouille was also to die for.

    Really, we are not eating out that much so those meals are special. Groceries have been surprisingly reasonably priced in both Italy and France. More than would be expected from the strong dollar. Gordon makes a mean cheese omelette! The bread is always good. Wine is excellent and rarely more than 4-5 dollars.Read more

  • Day168

    The thermes

    April 13, 2017 in France

    We poked our noses into the thermal baths building which was apparently built over some old Roman baths. It looked like it would be fabulous. There is a steady flow in and out of what look like locals.

    Alas, in the last minute throwing-out frenzy, we eliminated our swim suits ... probably in favor of something geezerly like wraps for sore feet or sun screen. I should have predicted we would be channeling our inner 20-year-olds. We haven't touched most of the geezer-ready items.Read more

  • Day21

    After 3 amazing days in the mountains it was time to say goodbye and start moving towards the Med. The day started well with the short ride to Lourdes then a 2 hour train to Toulouse and a few hours spent in the city before heading down the idyllic and flat Canal Du Midi that will lead me 150 miles all the way to the Med. With a nice evening 30 mile ride along the canal to my accommodation for the night I hadn't planned on the devil returning!

    The 150 miles I have to the coast are in a South-East direction and as you will see from the weather picture below the wind is not exactly helping. Nearly 50 mph into my face! As some of you know I have a little competitive edge so rather than shy away and get the train I've gone for it. Well without doubt the strongest and hardest wind I've ever riden in and I've got 3 days of this! It was like putting your head out of a car window on the motorway for a couple of hours and trying to ride with a parachute on your back. It was brutal and relentless and it definitely wasnt good for what hair I have left! I did however strangely enjoy the challenge. Whether I will still be saying the same after 2 more days who knows.

    Oh I did have the bonus of bumping into the Euros Trophy in Toulouse which after talking to Phil the nice guy from UEFA it is doing a 30 city tour. Probably the closet any Englishman is going to get to it this summer!
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  • Day166

    Driving to the Pyrenees

    April 11, 2017 in France

    A low ceiling dampened colors and prevented our seeing the mountains til we were almost on top of them. It was a lovely drive nonetheless. Our biggest problem was finding diesel gas en route. We finally got on a freeway and found some at the service area. Along with a delicious quiche Lorraine and apple tarte Normande.

You might also know this place by the following names:

Département de la Haute-Garonne, Departement de la Haute-Garonne, Haute-Garonne, Upper Garonne, Alto Garona, Alta Garonna

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