Les Garconnieres du Sancy
Travel Blogs from Le Mont-Dore
... joined was fenced off between 2 ski runs, but appeared as one stream later.
There were no signs and nothing to indicate that this was the source of one of France's major rivers......We continued down to the cable car station and in a car park there was a metal footbridge over the ...
... 1700 -1800m - including Puy Mary, Puy Violent and Puy de Peyre **** ( there should be an acute accent on the 'e'!!) Guess what? just as they came into sight it started to rain and rain!
We found the Aire we had planned to stay overnight at, at a ski station, but it was ...
... as we got back to Ruby.
You can tell we are close to coming home, John has been counting his undies and has worked out he has enough clean ones until we get home so he doesn’t need to do anymore washing.
It’s a good job we are coming home. The soles on our walking boots have worn out and started to come apart. My walking shorts have worn through exposing bits of me that should remain covered and John has holes in his walking socks.
Yesterday we left the town of Besse-et-St-Anastaise, a medieval town in the Puys du Dome region of Auvergne. This was another magic spot we lucked upon, (thank you Google) staying in the ramparts of the old fort. Our front gates were actually set in the old town wall. The Belfoi Tower was the main gate originally...and so old! We are loving all the history we are discovering. We bought cured salamii type sausages from a shop that was in a 15th century building...the building was ...
... hotel Le Avigne was "cold and not boned properly, took 45 minutes to prepare, and was an all-round bugger's muddle," ranted Paul.
Apart from some tinkering with the idle on the carburettor the day has been mechanically sound.
Paul has decided to treat himself and gone for a two-star hotel tonight. He's even got his own shower and quieter neighbours, see picture for details.
Miles today: 230
Miles to go: 1,300
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