2009 Athens to Amsterdam travel blog

Highest bridge

View from a petrol stop

French countryside

View from our B&B

Today we headed north, mostly using good regional roads. We travelled through the mid pryanees region. These were double laned most of the way and without tolls. Also well sign posted, didn't get lost once!

Actually there was one section of toll road. This was for the section that bypasses Millau and goes over an amazing bridge. After crossing it we left the highway so we could get a good view. They are currently building a rest stop/information centre here. There is a climb up a hill to get a great view of the bridge.

The Millau Viaduct (French: le Viaduc de Millau) is a large cable-stayed road-bridge that spans the valley of the river Tarn. It is the tallest vehicular bridge in the world, with one mast's summit at 343 metres — slightly taller than the Eiffel Tower. The bridge’s construction broke three world records: The highest pylons in the world, highest mast in the world and The highest road bridge deck in the world, 270m above the river at one point.

Then we drove on making a few stops to take in the beautiful scenery. Drove up the mountains to arrive at Langogne. Found a nice Bed and Breakfast just outside of town. It is perched on the side of the mountain with a river flowing through the backyard.

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