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Up early to pack ready for out trip to Bayonne, bike wheels off and all packed then another lovely breakfast with David & Sundara and friends Robin & Celia. Big hugs all round before driving down the Canal, setting the GPS for Bayonne where we were going to stay with a terrific vibrant young couple we had met in Thailand at the end of 2012. We had ...
... what to expect.... we were amazed by the city, our friends Melanie & Vincent whom we met at a Thai cooking school in Chiang Mai in 2012 had invited us to stay with them the next time we came to France...... Funny this time we had decided to take up this offer and the welcome from them was unbelievable. We actually have Facebook to thank for us being able to keep in contact with so many great people we meet. They have a 2 bedroom apartment right in the center of ...
... called Isobel to look out for us. We were then seen on the TV twice at one point for about 5 seconds... Pete and I then turned our attention to some real Tour de France memorabilia, we grabbed a few signs, that we're no longer in need. Then we started our drive towards Orleans, with a couple of stops to grab some more signs. We arrived in Orleans, our accommodation was very basic, Marc, Pete and I were in the same room, we had dinner at the buffet at the hotel, again basic but filling. ...
Today was to be the tourist day, we all had our usual breakfast courtesy of Jean Jaques and Merete. We then walked about 3 klms to Lourdes to have a look around. Lourdes is very intriguing in the 1850s a young girl was at a local cave and she saw Virgin Mary. She was told to dig for water, she then saw her a further 17 times. So from that the tourist town of Lourdes was built. There are 15,000 people living in Lourdes, at its peak it had 680 hotels the most of any city outside Paris. ...
... 56835; Our evening stroll was very interesting. We followed the winding streets to the chateau and discovered that Pau was the ruling city of the Kingdom of Navarre, home to Henri IV, King of Navarre and later of the whole of France. Checking out the menus of the numerous restaurants around the chateau, we settled on one at a reasonable price. It turned out that the restaurant was called Henri IV, and above the name was an image of the ...
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Boulevard des Pyrenees, Oloron-Sainte-Marie | Hotelfrom $109
Route De Bayonne, Oloron-Sainte-Marie | Hotelfrom $69
14 place LÃ©on Mendiondou , Oloron-Sainte-Marie | Hotelfrom $68
24 Avenue Sadi Carnot, Oloron-Sainte-Marie | Hotelfrom $74
Place De La Gare, Oloron-Sainte-Marie | Hotelfrom $72