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... We had to go around it, but it looks like a very flourishing town, with lots of lovely buildings - like La Bourboule should look
We carried on up to the foot of the Telepherique which would take us up to 1780m.
The last bit to the peak of Sancy is a climb up 860 wooden steps!! ...
When we left Najac the sun was just breaking through the clouds, after the very heavy rain in the night.
On two previous occasions we had visited the Auvergne area of France to see the Puys - extinct volcanoes. We don't seem to have much luck with this area , as in the past it ...
... toilet block was ancient. The showers had pull chains to get the water to flow. As I was tucking myself in for the night, John came back from the loo very excited, clutching a grass stalk with a glow worm attached. We turned the lights off to admire its glow – how lovely!!
Thursday 12th June
Les Planches 930m – Puy Gros 1390m – Lac de Guery 1268m – Col de St Laurent 1450m
We arrived in La Bourboule ...
Yesterday we left the town of Besse-et-St-Anastaise, a medieval town in the Puys du Dome region of Auvergne. This was another magic spot we lucked upon, (thank you Google) staying in the ramparts of the old fort. Our front gates were actually set in the old town wall. The Belfoi Tower was the main gate originally...and so old! We are loving all the history we are discovering. We bought cured salamii type sausages from a shop that was in a 15th century building...the building was ...
... But what was he reading I hear you ask.
Paul is embracing the French cuisine on his trip by consuming a large number of Snickers bars. I didn't know the French were renowned for the quality of their peanut-flavoured caramel bars but it seems so.
A quick cup of coffee in a small French town this afternoon found Paul wondering how the French had coined the term bonhomie - distinctly lacking in this tabac as he waited 20 minutes to be ...
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Pets allowed