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TravelPod Member ReviewsCampanile Lourdes
Always Good. Have used this chain many times and not disappointed.
Simple, clean, affordable
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... centres supplied us with food. We were able to get some more suction (ventouse) hooks from Gifi.
Then we had a long drive, mostly on Autoroute, to an aire at Salles sur L'Hers. We have used it before, but it is fine although quite sloping. The commune provide electricity, although only one socket was working. So we piggy backed onto a frenchman's lead.
And the sun is shining. So we sat in the sun and enjoyed a glass or two of vino.
... a U-turn and headed back. Truly it is hard to describe the scenery in this part of the world, no amount of photos do it justice. And simply having a car and driving anywhere in this area was such a fabulous experience.
Well the walk was mountainous (not surprisingly) and even a twisted ankle didn't dampen memories of crystal clear, dark blue lakes set in a backdrop of rugged mountains.
"This place can't be all good" I hear you ...
Our hosts took took us to their favourite restaurant for lunch. Chris being Dutch, we went dutch and had a good meal of mushroom and slow egg, veal with fresh pasta, and cocoa iced parfait with a very good 2011 Domaine Lapeyre madiran. Packing filled the evening and then the movie 'Ghost Writer' on TV. We drive up to the Dordogne district ...
The campsite was damp and sandy - not an ideal combination. The decision was to wander slowly to the Pyrenees south of Toulouse where we could hope for more consistent weather.
Our first stop was at a small aire in Villeneuve de Marsan. Almost full ( only 7 spaces) when we arrived, so it was good that we were earlyish. Nice spot - all French. Lovely and helpful. Even offered to share the electricity - there were ...
... burning in designated stands( of course bought from stalls up the hill). And that's before the candlelight procession even starts tonight! Dinner tonight at our Hotel Della Grotta. Meal was delicious, probably the best of the trip so far! Wine flowing and fun with George the hotel owner. We walked down to the grotto area for the candlelight procession but realised it wasn't for us so after a while we made our way back up the hill to the ...