Grand Hotel De La Grotte
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The weather at Payolle was dull and cloudy as we packed up to move back towards Villemagne. We are parking with the Weedons so that we can go to the American festival in Castel.
We headed for a cheap campsite in Montréjean. €12 a night gives us electricity, water and dump. It was a pleasant location, and although the pitches were tight for us, we had a couple of days to explore the area around St Gaudens. Lots of supermarkets and ...
... 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 ...
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 ...
... I stopped and reversed back behind him just in time as a bloody great lorry came barrelling through! He must have been in CB contact with it or something to know it was coming but it was nearly embarrassing for me.
The route there took me over the Col d’Aspin and the Col du Tourmalet which are both famous for being on the Tour de France route. They were massive winding climbs but the van took them in her stride and we made it to Gavarnie fine. I did note signs ...