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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 ...
Today is Sunday and we began our day with a sleep in after our late night on Saturday. It was a very relaxing morning and just before lunch we decided to jump in the car and drive north to Collognes la Rouge abut 130km away. However, before we go it was time for brunch, our first stop was the bakery in our town which is well known in the area for its excellent quality. We were all wanting a croissant but unfortuntley because we ...
... christianity to Gaul which is now modern France. After the death of St Veronica he became a hermit living in the caves of Rocamadour where he built a shrine to Mother Mary and is reputed as carving the Black Madonna which can be found in Rocamadour Notre Dame Church. The Notre Dame was built in 1479 and is the final stopping point of the pilgrims.
However the pilgrimage is not that easy, the last section requires the pilgrim to climb from the ...
... 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.
... They collected tin tin cars and just speak a different language.
So today we went to a cliff city.
It was built into a mountain. There was only 1 way in so if someone attacked everybody would guard there and they would be safe.
There was catapults and churches and basically everything you need to survive except they had to go down to harvest crops for food. It was really cool.
Secretly Jordan and I climbed up some ...