Pauline Peregrinates the Pyrenees travel blog

Oh dear. Helen and I found a jigsaw puzzle!

But perfect thing to do whilst waiting for the washing to finish

About to enjoy the basque food

The parade

The cool cops

Whip cracking horseback guides


More bands

More marching girls

Floats with 'sculptures' covered in flowers

And more floats

And young girls on floats wisely changing into flat shoes


How to transport a generator for Bollywood music

Mireflowered floats

And more bands

And flag throwers

And girls (happy??) on flowery floats

More dancing girls

More dancing girls

And MORE dancing girls

Dancing men wear more clothes!

Hawaiian dancing girls

And the Pom Pom marching girls are back

With their band

Then it's all over and only the street littered with flowers is...

Our gite

Yummy dinner

Day's Overview

A lovely sleep in then a nice breakfast in the gîte. It's our rest day. The gîte owner Russel let us use his washing machine. Brilliant. We did a jigsaw puzzle whilst waiting for the washing. Then into town to watch the fete of flowers parade. We thought there would be flowers everywhere but instead all the parade floats were decorated with flowers. 1000s of them! The streets were packed and we had great enjoyment from the floats. Those on the floats threw flowers at the crowds and we threw them back at the floats!

Stopped at a bar on the way back to the Gîte for a refreshing cider

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Gîte de Lutin


Bfast. Jams, rice cakes, (the bread helen had looked amazing) fresh peaches, yoghurt.

Lunch. Basque BBQ pork and chips from basque food and drink stall at the fete.

Cider at a bar after the parade


Salad with fresh goats cheese

Roast farm chicken, ratatouille and potatoes

Chocolate mousse gateau

Day's Cost

Accommodation. 37€

Breakfast €8

Lunch €5

Drinks. €2.60

Dinner €13.50

Weather Warm. Almost too hot

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