Hotel Du Dauphine
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... much then we kept in touch thru Facebook.
Anyway back up a bit! we wound our way this way and that as the GPS took us down narrow one way lanes etc before finally hitting the highway. Tolls all the way but travelling at 130 to 140km per hr it was not long before we were bypassing Toulouse and many other places we had cycled through. Stopped for diesel and ...
Most of the time I love being in France, but just lately a series of French inefficiencies have really ****** me off and made me wonder just how this fabulous country functions in the 21st century.
Firstly, let's deal with postage. Larger parcels sent by Royal Mail from the UK ( of which we have quite a few because we either cannot get certain things here in the far south west or they are prohibitively expensive and half price from the UK including postage!),use the ...
... Pyrenees and this is the birthplace of Henry IV a land of history, gastronomy, wine, sports and culture.
Pascal was a little stir crazy from sitting in the car wanted photo shoots. The architecture here in the Pyrenees is really different to the south of France, it is close to ski slopes and really had the feeling of a ski town.
We arrived into Bayonne in the mighty Basque, we are about to find out just how passionate people here of their region. ...
Bikes are packed and we have breakfast at 8:00am. Then we rolled out about 10:15 enroute to Bergerac for the individual time trial. We drove towards Pau then turned north to Bergerac. We arrived at the start of the TT, we walked through the team buses looking at the TT bikes, you could get us really close to the teams. We watched a few roll out the start gate then Pete and I grabbed a baguette and decided to try and get on TV. We positioned ourselves on the start straight at a slight ...
... them selves and filling up all sorts of containers from thimble sized up to 20litre drums. Doesn't seem so special if you can take 20litres. We then walked through the town, there are 200 shops simply selling bottles and vials for the water. The town now is a different place then it would have been in its peak. There are now only 350 hotels in operational order, 330 have simple closed down and people have walked away. We then went to the Notre Dame Castle which dominates the ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Du Dauphine Lourdes
A small hotel with fairly basic services but highly recommended. The hotel is clean and the owners make you feel welcome the moment you step in the door. Nothing is too much trouble for. We spent 3 nights here and would not hesitate to go back. It is also about half way between the train station and the grotto - very convenient. No restaurant here but the buffet breakfast is well worth it.
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