Travel Blogs from Gap
... and old buildings....and getting there was some of the most amazing roads.
Top places to see
- Verdon Gorge
- Route Napoleon
- Sisteron Citadelle
- Solar farms
- Lavender fields
... Black Marl....strange stuff and occurs naturally. After a few dead ends, we found a great spot for lunch in Thoard..I had that traditional French dish of snags and chips (well maybe not) and Sandy had a ham and cheese baguette. The toilet deserves a special mention as it was "par excellence"....it is often a challenge to find a clean, normal toilet. In fact I think China is better than France in ...
... run into Gap.
This worked out...let's go with "well enough". Turned off N85 onto D14 and followed the signs to Col de Manse, which was at the end of a stretch of quiet roads past several farms. By then the rain had started, first as just spitting but then actual light rain. We stopped for a few minutes at the col for Linda to put on every dry glove she had before a swift descent along the wide departmental road D944, then along the lower half of the ...
... and we headed to Forcalquier. By the time we got there, the lunch siesta was about to start but we grabbed a couple of small quiches from the Boulangerie before she closed and took out food to the local bar. You can bring food because he doesn't sell food, but happy to sell us a coffee.
after lunch the rain stopped long enough to go for a walk. I really liked the town (even though much of it was still closed for lunch), some ...
Must admit that the day started out with aching muscles everywhere. Some of the discomfort may have come from the demi pichet of house red, which, by the way, was a very nice Cote du Rhone.
I installed one of Dave's seats on my bike, and it has turned out to be the best of the three. Unfortunately I have bruised my sit bones trying to use the one that I bought, so there is still a fair amount of standing.