Auberge de la Loue
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... We had to go around it, but it looks like a very flourishing town, with lots of lovely buildings - like La Bourboule should look
We carried on up to the foot of the Telepherique which would take us up to 1780m.
The last bit to the peak of Sancy is a climb up 860 wooden steps!! ...
... with rain and with thick cloud, meaning we haven't even caught sight of the Puys. In a fit of optimism we thought we would give the Auvergne one more chance.
We travelled on good roads via Figeac and Aurillac, aiming for the Monts du Cantal, where there are several puys ...
... us remained blue with fluffy clouds but behind us, it was so dark, it looked like the death star descending. Thunder rumbled ominously but luckily we stayed dry. The scenery is beautiful, very green with patches of forest and open grassland covered with wild flowers. Patches of snow are still visible on some of the higher peaks.
After returning to Ruby, we headed for a campsite just outside Chambon -sur-Lac. The campsite is lovely with coloured bird boxes ...
... morning the sun continues to shine and we drive to Lac Pavin, a crater lake which is almost a complete circle, and although its last eruption was 7000 years ago, is still monitored and considered a risk. We walked to the highest point about 1/3 of the way around to get a view of the snow covered mountains that provide the region with the skiing tourists In winter. We now drive to Limoges...or should I say Bessines-sur-Gartempe, and Chateau Constant which is just a few km north of ...
... like a few pubs I know.
Now you would have thought, and I certainly did, that Paul's sat nav would be a weatherproof edition made to withstand the tough conditions on the back of a bike. Well, you would be wrong.
His sat nav is a regular car version that is designed to work in the air-conditioned environment of a modern car.
Thus Paul has sought to protect the device with an elaborate cradle of gaffer tape and a ziplock bag. However ...
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed