Residence Les Palombieres
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... Whereas, Villanua was quite modern, Canfranc had a much older feel with a multitude of buildings all constructed to survive the winter alpine conditions. Though today was another classic summers day with blue skies. The Canfranc station is most impressive extending for maybe 400 metres and has about three of four stories. It seemd to be in hibernation but I am wondering if in winter, travellers (who may in fact use the train service) arrive at the destination ...
... many have obviously travelled on it in safety over the years. Views were great but it wasn't the summit that required walking another two kms up a rough, winding, steep track . . . I've come a long way and not likely to travel this way again so . . . why not? Great idea as the cross country trainers bounded past me but I kept going and so glad I did - the view of the surrounding valleys, towns and Pyrenees were wonderful.
The best discoveries are made ...
Up at 5.00am, checked out and at the station by 7.00am. Departure for Lourdes at 8.28am and then a train trip that seemed to take longer than the already lengthy 6 hours. I managed to book the train, locate the departure details on the large board in departures and then finally get off at the correct station without a word of English or French.
Lourdes, a small town with a population of 14 000, must go close to doubling that with tourists. ...
... by approximately 45,000 pilgrims.
Today Lourdes has a population of around 15,000, but it is able to take in some 5,000,000 pilgrims and tourists every season. With about 270 hotels, Lourdes has the second greatest number of hotels per square kilometre in France after Paris. Some of the deluxe hotels like Grand Hotel Moderne, Hotel Grand de la Grotte, Hotel St. Etienne, Hotel Majestic and Hotel ...
... This was the kick at the end of the day because it was slightly up hill and when you are at the end of a long day it is really tough, physically and psychologically. 162km, 2550m of ascent.
But here we are, fed, watered and having had a bit of nap. Time to scout out a restaurant. The brasserie Cafe de la Paix gets good review. Then I need as much sleep as I can get. Tomorrow will be a tough one that includes the Tormalet - the giant of the Pyrenees.