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    • Day8

      Top: Pyrenäen - Flop: Campingplatz

      October 17 in France ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

      Heute ging’s um 10:00 weiter durch die Pyrenäen. Nach den gestern gefühlten 10.000 Kurven erst mal auf einer breiteren Und geraderen Straße. Vormittags wahr es bewölkt mit ein wenig Regen. Gegen Mittag machte der Himmel auf und die Sonne kam raus. Und wir kamen wieder auf immer kleinere Straßen. Es hat sich gelohnt. Wunderbare Fernsichten, tolle Wälder, Pässe bis 2072 Meter Höhe und alte kleine Ortschaften. Dazwischen mal die Kathedrale Notre-Dame de Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges aus dem 12. Jahrhundert oder das Château de Mauvezin von 1380. Der größte Teil der Route war in Frankreich. Das war der gute Teil.
      Unser Ziel war der Campingplatz Cirque de Gavarnie, da wir morgen wandern wollte. Es ging weit und kurvig hinter, bis zum Ende der Sackstraße. Mir hat die Fahrerei, ca 285 km, auch ganz schön gelangt. Am Ziel angekommen: Campingplatz hat nur bis 30.9. geöffnet. Anfängerfehler und sehr ärgerlich 😡 Also ca 20 km zurück bis zur ersten Stellmöglichkeit.
      Schau ma mal was wir morgen machen❓
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      Sehr schöne Bilder, Ihr Lieben. Genießt es, habt weiterhin viel Spaß und gute Fahrt! Liebe Grüße aus dem Hamsterrad von Caro und Hannes [Hannes & Caro]

    • Day86

      Gettin in the groove of Luz

      August 3 in France ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

      Here is quite the collection. Emma and I went to the swimming pool between work :) we work 4 hours in the morning (8:30-12:30) and then 3 at night (6pm-9pm).
      Then there is the absolute ugliest bed we have ever made with Lise (she speaks the most English and we spend lots of time together at the Bar at night). Sorry to those customers 🥴🤢🤮
      Then there is my hotel brekkie and my hotel dinner - I have been eating a lot of toast with stuff of in - August is super busy so this is Sian’s diet and now mine too.

      Then here is a FaceTime with Jade and frankie when the time difference finally was okay.. they were just up late I think.

      This is Leenon , when she, Jaques and I got pizza and watched and movie and also got candy from the markets in the square that come every Friday and Monday. Thennnn here is a pretty view from my Saturday work- with an English guy cleaning apartments. Got my first paycheckkkk and ooo it feels good to have money coming in and not just going out 😊😎

      And then also the river in town.

      And lastttt to #keepitrealwithyouguys here is a picture I sent Scout while having a meltdown xx clearly wasn’t that funny at the time but quite the laugh to look back on. Glad I saved the photo. I’m completely fine though. I have quite a few of these in my camera roll.
      Super overtired and slept in until 11am on my rest day only to then have a 4 hour nap after lunch. :)
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      Love you b


      The lollies look good and they’re swimming sounds nice! Hope work is going well


      u sound worn out Alex! r your iron levels ok? u might b needing sumthing in your diet, if u r sleeping so much! Fish? eggs? meat?

    • Day89

      First Fet

      August 6 in France ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

      There are lots of little towns near Luz and each has a town Fet each year , usually in summer where there is fireworks , a DJ and lots of people of all ages , many family’s and reminds me of the Christmas carols at home .
      My first Fet was in Esterre , the town next to Luz and the fireworks for this one were the best of all the Fets I went to this trip. The DJ played we are the champions during it so I found it pretty funny this happened in a small French town with only some English speakers haha.
      We went to Jaques papaus for lunch and he had the most amazing view over the valley.
      There are markets on Monday morning and so Lise and I went for a walk around and got some brekkie from the Boulangerie too.
      I’ve been trying to make a memory album on the go so I spent an afternoon sticking things I’ve collected in :)
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    • Day77

      Workin girl

      July 25 in France ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

      Peep the first pic is me with the mayor of Luz! There was a ceremony in the square ( which the kitchen window of their apparement overlooks) that the mayor had to do a speech at with lots of important army people dressed up. So when Laurent had put his fancy attire on he told me this doesn’t happen often so said this was my only chance to get a proper photo with the mayor. So as he is the mayor we got a quick photo outside the hotel. Haha.

      I worked my first day the day after I arrived and have been doing a big mixture of ironing, washing, cleaning rooms, making beds, vacuuming, helping at the bar, and a bunch of other stuff. We all just kind of do everything.

      There are some other girls my age who I work with and they are all very sweet and we have lots of fun. They all speak a bit of English so we communicate with a bit of words with a bit of exaggerated expressions and charades actions sometimes but they are so funny and some of the things they say in English are just hilarious. I’ve been learning my way around the laundry room as we have made a deal that I help them improve their English and they help me learn French so we have made a vocab list. They know more English than I know French so I try to practice more when I have free time. Gosh I wish I learnt a language in school 🙄🤓

      The hotel is has very pretty views from the windows and the apartment in Les Templiers (they have two hotels - Les Sims and Les Templiers, 2 doors down from each other) is so so nice. We saw some cute birds too. In the photo is Emma and Laurine at Les Sims <3
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      Working girl living that working girl life


      I love it




      i love the lust of words!

    • Day97

      Medieval festival

      August 14 in France ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

      When in the south of France …
      There is a annual medieval festival held at the castle a 20 minute walk from where I’m staying. It used to be a proper castle and had heaps of market stalls and there were more people here on this day than usual. There were also spectacles of flame throwing and juggling, of horse riding where they then had to break each other’s sticks (we learnt about this in history but I forgot the name of this sport) and archery too. There was also a ‘royal family’ that was all dressed up and got front row seats.
      Lise and I walked under the stilt people and made a wish too :)
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      looks like a fun festival!

    • Day20

      Day 20 - Argeles-Gazost, 29 miles

      May 5, 2016 in France ⋅ ☀️ 20 °C

      I wasn't sure what to do today but after waking up and opening the shutters to another perfectly blue sky it had to be another day riding in the Pyrenees.

      Fully fuelled after breakfast I decided to head up the Route de Luz that cuts through a deep gorge steadily climbing as you follow the river full of rapids. More stunning scenery on both sides opens up once you reach the small town of Luz-Saint-Sauveur where two valleys meet. From here you can continue to the famous Col du Tourmalet but with the climb still closed due to the snow I will have to come back for this one!

      After a cycle round and a long lunch I descended back down the gorge to base and despite a more relaxed day than yesterday it would be rude not to spend an hour in Argeles-Gazost thermal spa! No board shorts allowed though so a pair of speedos purchased from the front desk it was. Not much left to the imagination in them things!

      Can't wait to come back on the carbon and really take on these mountains. Pyrenees I will see you soon. Bring on the Alps!
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      Patrick O Callaghan

      Has a "wish I was there feel about it" happy wishes Patrick

    • Day49

      Découverte du Pays Toy

      July 30, 2020 in France ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C

      Destination les Hautes Pyrénées pour atterrir quelques jours à Luz St Sauveur et découvrir les alentours. Arrivé sous un soleil écrasant pour finir le séjour sous les nuages .

      Très belle vue ! [Anne-Marie]


    You might also know this place by the following names:

    Luz-Saint-Sauveur, Lus e Sent Sauvaire, 65120, Люс-Сен-Совёр, Лю-Сен-Совер, 吕圣索弗

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