Hotel L'auberge des Platanes
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We woke up to a very hard frost. Luckily this campsite has lovely heated wetrooms. We set off to Beziers to join the A75 free motorway, which climbs up to almost 1200m. We would not know until the start of the climb up towards Lodeve if the whole road would be open.
the signs indicated that the whole length of the road was open, but ...
... cars at that time.
We had been advised by a number of people that we had to visit Collonges la Rouge as the town is a sight to behold with its red sandstone brick buildings complemented by the bright green fields surrounding the town, and we were not disappointed. This town is another officially listed as, 'one of the prettiest in France' and has been heritage listed. Traci best described the town by saying 'I ...
... to the Notre Dame and this can only be accessed by 216 steps, of which the pilgrims often climb by their knees. We tried doing, but did not succeed and climbed the rest of the way on foot. There is a list of Saints and political leaders that have made the climb on their knees and it included St Anthony in 1226, Pope Jean XXII in 1320 and King Louis XI of France who did it twice in 1443 and 1446.
We were all amazed by the beauty of this town and ...
... the Roman times when it was founded in the 1st Century. A lot of the buildings in the town are from the medieval times and town is described as a medieval city with a number of houses from the 14th century still standing and habitable.
Two of the highlights of our trip was walking over the majestic Valentre Bridge. This bridge spans the Lot river and was built between 1306 and 1380. The bridge has ...
... the old machinery.
The 5 day stay of visiting this amazing, beautiful region with gorgeous villages on the edge of the river (yet so boring for the kids) had to be ended with some good old kid fun - ten pin bowling!
Oh yeh, and one other highlight was buying 2 pairs of boots, a hair straightener and vegemite.
The vegemite was in a Carrefour grocery store and for a 220g jar, it cost $7.50 aus.