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TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel D'Aquitaine Luchon
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... in the woods. The meat cannot be sold commercially, but I wouldn’t mind getting my hands on some for a stew, just to try it. The wild birds, which includes 8 doves, are eating me out of house and home and we have something nasty in the wood pile! Not sure but it is something that has stripped the bark of several branches and broken the ends off the lower ones. We thought it might be a Pine Marten as they have very large strong claws and it would explain ...
... steep - or didn’t seem that way as we paced ourselves for what we knew would be a long day. There was a gentle descent and then a further climb along a narrow road perched on the side of a cliff before rising snakelike through the alpine to the summit of the Col D’Aubisque. Stunning.
As with most of the cols, there was an aid station at the top with food and drink but we didn’t hang around here too long as we were shocked when Fergus, ...
... ordered a new pump – the wrong one, mind,
but the thought was there. It took Stefan a whole morning to clean the top of
the cooker and throughout the following weeks, we have found all sorts of
things hidden dirty or broken. The final thing ( I hope) was they had taken one
of our expensive ordinance survey maps. I can just imagine, however, how
miserable the second week was here; a family of teenage girls, wet weather,
nothing to ...
The central square of a small town in the Pyrenees surrounded by mountains shrouded in cloud with just the suggestion that there might be sunshine above. The cafe on the edge of the square filling up with people, mostly men, clad in multicoloured lycra. Hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of high end carbon race bikes leaning up against every possible wall or railing. Shops opening - the local bike shop, the ‘Intersport’, the local artisanal ...
... We also passed through the relatively modern Tunnel Vielha being a whopping 6km of underground travel (but I have later read the new tunnel was completed in 2007 and runs parallel to an earlier tunnel constructed over 22 years until it's completion in 1946 and was then the longest road tunnel in the world!!). Simply amazing. The Spanish certainly know how to do infrastructure on an excessively grand scale.
We paused at another small collection of buildings located ...