Antipodes Resort Residence Saint Jean
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- Continental Breakfast
- Non-smoking rooms
- Breakfast Available
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Refrigerator in room
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... mountain walks, well in a snowless autumn anyway. On a recommendation from our hosts, we ventured off to find a four hour walk to see and capture a couple of mountain lakes. As per usual we got there the hard way but the adventurous way. After one hours driving through the most picturesque terrain imaginable, we discovered a tunnel which separated France from Spain. So we popped over to Spain for a visit. Our walk was definitely in France, so, we ...
... fellow pilgrims. Follow the Dutchman thru the hilly country side. Mountains to my back, camino flowers all around. Down into the valley I tumble, with pilgrims by my side. Good day 23k - my feet are happy for the stop without blisters!! Passing thru tiny villages, with not many services, I forge on to Castiello de Jaca, a sleepy village where I rest my weary head and feet. I splurge ...
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 ...
... quiet. The church bells ring (thankfully, not all night) and it's not that far from a main road. But the surroundings are stunning.
Now we are off to Bagneres de Bigorre. It says that this is a town with a Basque feel.
The feel of the aire was more deserted industrial car park. Suitable for 6m vans, but we took up two spaces which didn't please one French bloke. So we took Smartie and had a look at several ...
... of Mysteries of the Rosary. Then we went down to the grotto, actual site of the apparitions. Folk lined up to touch the walls, worn smooth by millions of fingers; water trickling out of the rock; a statue of Mary and a huge candle holder. Then we looked at the candles, held in huge barrow-like structures. They burn hundreds of tonnes of wax every year. Next we saw folk lining up for their turn in the baths. You can be immersed ...