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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

Jul 12, 2013 - Hasta Toulouse

La llegada al hotel Le Clocher de Rodez ha sido fácil (gracias al tomtom,jeje). Es la zona de la Plaza Juana de Arco y está muy bien comunicada con metro y autobuses. Contamos también con parking frente al hotel. Estamos a pocos pasos de la zona centro de Toulouse: el ayuntamiento y la catedral de San Saturnino están a dos pasos. Para llegar vamos paseando por un ancho boulevard peatonal plagado de tiendas ya cerradas a estas horas. A penas se ve gente por esta calle aunque la temperatura es muy agradabele e incita al paseo, y además, las...

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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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May 23, 2013 - Puivert and Foix

Today our plan was to drive up to Puivert, a little village of 500 people about 39 km from where we are staying near Carcasonne to visit their museum that is said to have an excellent exhibit of medieval musical instruments. Then we planned to drive on to the Grotte de Niaux, one of the last remaining limestone caves containing prehistoric art that is still open to the public. We planned to finish the day exploring the well preserved castle in Foix. We found the Musee de Quercorb and its instrumentarium in Puivert to be really interesting...

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Apr 24, 2013 - Navy in Toulouse

Dear Mr Boutin, Max and all classmates Just a quick note and photos from my “flying” visit to Toulouse last week. Toulouse is a ville in the sud-ouest de France which is the home of the Airbus passenger avion. Airbus avion parts are made en France, Allemagne, Royaume-Uni and Espagne but are then are transported for final assembly to the Airbus assembly lines in Toulouse, Hamburg (Allemagne) and Tianjin (la Chine) – the HQ is in Toulouse though. I went on a tour of the final assembly line for Airbus’s new avion, the A350, which is scheduled...

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Project Travel Mate

Jan 8, 2013 - Back Again

I arrived back to a crisp and wintery Toulouse yesterday afternoon with aching back and shoulders from hauling over 30Kg of luggage through different buses, trains, airports and streets. After arriving at my flat I went shopping to pick up some essentials. The queues at the supermarket where so long that people filled the aisles and almost reached the back of the shop. With not much more than butter and a packet of vacuum packed beetroot in my fridge I was forced to join a line. After almost an hour of waiting I reached the lady behind the...

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Nothing Toulouse

Nov 18, 2012 - Cultural Differences

Salut à tous! I’m going to write a bit about the French culture (these are generalisations of course!): Everyone knows that the French like to kiss (or rather, to make kissing noises whilst touching cheeks). But did you know that hugging is a huge no-no? In fact, it’s a gesture reserved for comforting someone who is mourning! Companies are more employee orientated than customer/client orientated. France, as a very bureaucratic country has MANY laws in place to protect employees. I have definitely noticed this attitude in shops etc. I have...

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Nothing Toulouse

Oct 13, 2012 - France en Velo

Dear Family and Friends, To blog or not to blog, where does the adventure morph into the ordinary? Cycling through France from St. Malo on the Atlantic to Sete on the Mediterranean and back to Toulouse through the Cevennes and Gorge du Tarn was not “ordinaire” enough for us to stop writing a blog, so here is our experience of the last six weeks. We had never toured together cycling and we had no idea what it would feel like to leave our homely tent and stove behind placing our living quarters and nutritional needs in the hands of the...

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Chirpy Ventures

Oct 7, 2012 - The Pink City is Turning Orange

Some more babble from Marianne (apparently a nickname for France). Things are getting busy and days at Uni are long, but it’s good to be kept active. Commuting to Uni takes about an hour each way, consisting of a walk, metro ride and bus trip. The metro system here is excellent; just 2 lines that make an X shape across the city. Platforms are glass fronted and the trains are driverless. This all works very nicely until you are stuck underground in a broken down train, not able to understand the French overhead announcements (this happened...

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Nothing Toulouse

Oct 4, 2012 - Southern France

We flew to Paris from Berlin, picked up a Hertz rental car and made our way through beautiful countryside to Cahors, France. The roads are great and the speed limit is 130 kms/hr except when raining and then its 110kms/hr. Still took us about 6 hours. Originally our plan was to stay in Sarlatt as this is the area we had planned to visit a few caves. We had not booked ahead and when we did try to book a hotel/hostel….none were to be found!! All sold out. So we changed our plans and went to Cahors about 1.5 hrs south of Sarlatt. We were...

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Sep 21, 2012 - Getting Settled

It’s been almost 3 weeks since I arrived in Toulouse and I am starting to feel settled and get into a routine etc. It’s good to have started at Uni. Lectures are 3 hours long which was a bit of a shock to the system at first! However, content wise there seems to be no more per lecture than we would have in a 1 or 2 hour lecture we would have at home! We are told that it is the French way to draw things out and explain in great detail! Another thing which is quite different is that for a lot of work we are put into groups (to work on a...

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Nothing Toulouse

Sep 19, 2012 - Toulouse -day 2

Hi all, just a quick note today, had a nice walk around Toulouse, big place! we wanted to find the way out to the canal du midi so we didn't have to do it blind tomorrow morning, so we have that all sorted, thank goodness, always a bit stressful getting through the big cities. Lisle went out for a bit of a ride later, he needed to get some loose spokes fixed on his bike and the stand tightened so he rode around a bit too and came back saying that we were really blessed that we kind of got lost on the way in because if we had come in the...

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Buts Mer de Mer 2012

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