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May 18, 2015 - Windmills, Gorges and Medieval Towns

This week has been filled with bike rides, more medieval towns, a fun lunch out with the locals and a hike to some ancient windmills. We shared a wonderful bike ride from our camp at Laurens to the neighbouring village of Faugeres, where we hiked to the top of a hill to see a wonderfully restored ancient windmill with 360 degree views over the vineyards and hills, followed by a fun-filled lunch with the locals at the Bel Air Café. Unfortunately, the service station selling the “best wine around – ask for the back room” has closed. Still no...

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Oct 22, 2013 - Cheeses look at that Bridge!

We went inland toward Millau so we could cross over the Millau Viaduct. Ken had seen a documentary showing the building of this bridge and we were quite pleased it was only just over an hours drive from Pezenas. It was certainly an impressive structure and quite windy to drive over. We went over and back.... just for the fun of it and paid 7€ each way for the privilege. So now we can state we've been over it in both directions and under it as well.... it's certainly been done!! We also visited the town of Roquefort-sur-Soulzon to visit the...

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Excuse My French

Jul 20, 2013 - Roquefort-Sur-Soulzon, Millau

El día de hoy ha sido intenso. Hemos tenido un largo viaje (más de 400 km), con una circulación muy densa y espectaculares atascos según nos acercábamos a peajes. Esto ha hecho que, en lugar de viajar durante 4 horas hayamos estado más de 6 horas en el coche. Hemos vuelto por la misma autopista por la que nos dirigimos a la ida hasta Montpellier y luego hemos ido hacia el norte porque nuestros objetivos para hoy estaban en Larzac: Roquefort-Sur-Soulzon (para ver la fabricación del queso de Roquefort) y un viaducto imponente que ha diseñado...

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Julio en Provenza

May 25, 2013 - Millau Viaduct and Sévérac-le-Château

Today we rose early to load the car and straighten up the gite then headed east toward Narbonne then north on the A75 towards Clermont-Ferrand where we would spend the night. Our route took us across the Millau Viaduct, the tallest bridge in the world completed in 2004 with its highest tower measuring 1,118 feet. The Millau Viaduct is a harp-type cable-stayed bridge that spans the Tarn River. It's seven towers support a deck 2460 meters long, making it also the longest cable-stayed suspended deck in the world. It is a beautiful pristine...

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Mar 17, 2011 - The Tarn Gorge

The mothers have given us a horrible cold, so feeling very lousy, will write more later. Sniff. ******************************** Kerpow! I have fought off the cold quick smart, but Nick has not been so lucky and is suffering a bit. Don't think being in the tin can van all this time is helping his old joints, bless him, as they are aching a bit. Not to worry, the good news is that we won't be in it for much longer. You may be pleased to hear that we have booked our ferry back to Blighty. Hold on to your hats, chaps, we're a coming home and...

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Mar 8, 2011 - Valley of the Lot and Gorges of the Tarn

The ‘Gorges du Tarn’ After visiting Conques we drove along the scenic Lot River. Arriving at Entraygues, it took 4 attempts to cross the very narrow medieval bridge, since we couldn’t see on-coming traffic until they came over the crest, and we were always the ones who had to back up! Finally, we got into the town, but there was no accommodation. We spent the night in a small town called Golinhac, on the heights above the river valley, where a strong cold wind made us grateful for the warm little 6-room inn that had one room left. There...

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Nov 3, 2010 - Another Quick Trip - Nimes

There was still some time left in the kids 2 week fall vacation. So we packed up the car and headed west, with the goal of seeing the Millau Viaduct. On the way we stopped in Nimes to see the best preserved Roman Colosseum in the world. We didn't make it to the Pont du Gare, so we will have to return to this beautiful area. Our evening was in a 7 room hotel with the nicest owner we've ever been greeted by. After we got settled into our rooms, we went downstairs where we were treated to some wonderful traditional French fare. It was like we...

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Oct 20, 2009 - Millau

Our toute today was to Millau, a place recommended by a friend, who said that the viaduct there was the biggest in the world. The scenery changed from flat vinecovered valleys to hillsides of vineyards. It seemed a good place to stop so we went first to the tourist office and then booked into Hotel Le Chapelle- a 2 star, for E50 a night inc breakfast, in the centre of town. After obtaining crunchy bread a canard pate we set off to do a 130 km scenic tour north of Millau, stopping to picninc on the way. The day got better and better as we...

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May 28, 2009 - Onward to Millau

Thurs 28th May---Weather:-Sunny/24 degrees Nice to Millau (416km) (5:00h) So here we find ourselves this morning, driving down the Promenade des Anglais on our way out of Nice, something that dreams are made off. Herman has always said that he would not drive in Paris or Rome but the traffic that we have found ourselves in lately would be at least as bad as those places. The drive to Millau was made a little more interesting as it is part of the road that leads between Rome and Barcelona. Last night they had a football final in Rome and...

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Jun 25, 2008 - France (Millau to Port Barcares)

Millau Camp Ground to Camping “Pre Catalan” at Port Barcares, France. We left the Millau campgrounds at about 9ish and headed out to the highway. This took us back over the Millau Viaduct. I am still amazed by this bridge even though we had travelled over it yesterday and had stood looking at it from the viewing area. Took some more photos. Headed back to the coast and followed the road south towards Port Barcares. The only thing of note during the trip was, that was along good, easy to follow signed roads, was getting askew at Beziers....

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Blue and JGs OE

Oct 25, 2007 - Millau Viaduct

Well the main reason for renting the car was to be able to say that we have seen this viaduct and driven over and under it! Ever since we have seen it on Top Gear we have been fascinated by the bridge that spans 2460 metres and over 300 metres high! You got to say that is impresssive!!!

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Oct 23, 2007 - Millau Viaduct

We have been in contact with my brother, Mal and we are to meet him in Grundlsee, Austria on the 31st October. We plan the next few days so we have time to drive through Switzerland. At Millau (pronounced meow) we go over the world's highest bridge. It is 343m at the top of the pylons. It would be a great trip to bring students here on a study tour - it is an engineering marvel. Today, is a bit cooler, it is 5 degrees and climbs to about 11 degrees. Our car is very smart and tells us what the temperature is outside.

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