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We had seen much of Provence while Matthew was working in France and decided to take an ambitous journey to Eastern Spain for our last weekend. To our surprise, we discovered that there was a tiny country between France and Spain! We had to check this out! I'm sure we aren't alone in not knowing that there was such a country and I'm sure even fewer have ever travelled there. Although it was generally on our route to Spain from France, the detour into Andorra added ...
Day 22 - Friday, 26th September, 2014
We had decided on Thursday night that we were going to have a lazy day today. The hotel was arguably the best we had stayed at and it was cheap. So we booked in for another night.
We got up to the best inclusive breakfast of the trip so far, some of it being English style although there were no beans and after this went for ...
... just over the border in a town called Puigcerda and had Tapas at a local restaurant.
After this, our route took us further west for a few miles before taking us north and over the border into Andorra, the 10th country of our trip.
Although we were waved through and not stopped, there is actually a proper border crossing on this border.
The road up to the capital of Andorra, Andorra La Vella, is through a valley ...
... seen some fantastic sights and not a single scratch on the car! I am very pleased and just a little amazed. Our little Peugeot 208 has been a delight to drive and we will miss her. Everything about the car has been a delight, except perhaps the GPS, which while indispensable was also at times frustrating. We catch the train into Les Rambles and then walk 5 minutes to our accommodation. Unfortunately we are left standing outside for ...
... is no snow on the mountains parts of the road and some of the views are breathtaking. The lower tunnel to Andorra is closed for maintenance so we climb even higher than might normally be the case. The tunnel at the top is over two Kms long and we emerge into the affluent, ski settlement of Canillo. It is an impressive sight. The road up to Andorra I think is used for the Tour de France and once through the tunnel the roads are much wider and there are lots of chalets and ...