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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 ...
... took the back roads following the The Lot and Le Vers rivers into the hills arriving at Collonges la Rouge about 2hrs later. It was a very nice drive with us passing through many small villages with roads so narrow that only one car could pass through at any one time. Not only were the streets in the towns narrow but we also came across a bridge that was nearly 100m long and again only one lane wide, fortunately we did not pass ...
... guessed from the title of this entry Rocamadour is well known for its pilgrimage and has been a christian holy site since the 10th century, however, there is evidence that the area was used for worship as far back as the stone age due to cave paintings found in the rock caves around the town. Pilgrimage to the town started in 1156 after the well preserved remains of St Armadour were found. It is believed that St Armadour was married to St Veronica and ...
... to see from both the outside and the inside. There are two main alters in the church which were both consecrated by Pope Calixtus II in 1119.
Another interesting first today was for Roy who had to use the public toilet facilities which turned out to be a squat toilet. Now this was not through choice but necessity and it is something he not wanting to repeat in the near future, nor is Nathan as he had ...
... 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.