Travel Blogs from Oloron-Sainte-Marie
... that remains strange to me no matter how often I encounter it. This was actually supposed to be the English language mass but scheduled don’t always correspond to expectations around here so far as I can determine…
I leave tomorrow for Santiago de Campostello. Apparently, before Lourdes became a pilgrimage place itself, it was considered to be on the way to the James Walk to Santiago. The more I learn about holy places the more closely interconnected they seem to ...
... we have been on the N260. It is probably one of the best motorcycle roads in the world. It has everything. When we leave Andorra on Sunday, we will take it in a westerly direction and with a few deviations stay with it into the Pyrenees.
We went through and down to Ripoll before backtracking a bit and went via the Gi401 / Gi402 / B402 (the same road) back west. Another stunner! Hooked back onto the C16 then into Andorra. Picked up two new ...
The grotto was beautiful. The rock walls were freezing to the touch. But there was a sense of tranquility as we sat and prayed. Cherry and I walked the mountain to see the Stations of the Cross and drank the Holy Water from the Grotto. There were lots of people waiting to go into the baths but you weren't allowed to watch. We purchased little bottles to take some Holy Water home but you could buy 5 ...
... homemade cake. The cake idea didn’t come about, but we enjoyed the stiff coffee and the delightful company of who had been in business for 35 years.
In the next churchyard we made our acquaintance with some new pilgrims who were beginning to reveal themselves on The Way .. 'The Three Wise Men’,’ Marathon Man’ and ‘Little Nuremberg and Muchen’!
Along the ...
... The next two days we were back to work on the farm, continuing with the same tasks. By Friday night the hostility id been receiving from Toby had gotten too much and I left Oloron with Faffy the next day - I was supposed to stay another week at the farm so this was going to mean a big rearrangement of plans for me and I didn't quite know what to do with myself, other than that I had to leave. So I got in touch with Susan who I'd stayed with in ...
Other places to stay in Oloron-Sainte-Marie
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