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Aug 28, 2018 - Chateau in the woods

Aug. 28/18 Today is meant to be a shorter walk- or at least that is what we tell each other in order to convince ourselves to put on our hiking boots in the morning. It's actually still a 25 km walk, but the bulk of it is along a wonderful scenic flat trail along a now -defunct railway line following the Mimette River. It winds along wedged between the river gorges and the craggy ridges of the Casses plateau above us and is quite a gorgeous route, similar country I think to the Kettle Valley Railway trail. This trail is flanked at beginning...

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Aug 27, 2018 - Chaos, Heather fields and Lost in Translation

Aug. 27/18 After another delightful meal at breakfast around the big farmhouse table with our hosts in Finiel, Jacqueline drives us down the hill to our starting point today in Le Pont de Montvert. This is pretty little town along the Tarn river, lit up picturesquely in the morning sun, and a perfect spot to hit the boulangerie for today's picnic. It was the sight of the start of the war of the Camisards in 1702 - we've learned that this was a vicious conflict started after laws were enacted outlawing Protestantism in France and the...

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May 25, 2015 - Mountains, More Gorges and tea-slurping dogs

This week has probably been our best week of the whole trip so far! We absolutely love the Cevennes region with its mountains, deep gorges, high limestone upland plateaus and the ever-present sound of the mountain rivers as we drift off to sleep. Robert Louis Stevenson was attracted to the Cevennes as it reminded him of his native Scotland. In 1878 he hiked 137 miles in this area and wrote a book about his experience. (See trivia question below.) There’s even a trail named after him which follows his journey. The famous Tarn Gorge runs...

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May 12, 2012 - At Le-Pont-De-Montvert

Hi Readers, The gite that we were staying in was nice because it had floor heating ,a bunk bed and a big bath. It was kind of basic, hiking persons home. Yesterday we had a 5km( about that long ) walk to a summit on the Robert Louis Stevenson (he went through the Cevennes with a donkey - he wrote Kidnapped and Treasure Island) walk (it was on a ski field). Before that we went on another part of the RSL track and it had 2 animals on it (donkey & horse). It was a very rocky track and had lots of hairpins, the way down was harder. On the...

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