Travel Blogs from Saint-Sernin-sur-Rance
We are both so tired from our days exploits. The Viaduct is incredible to look upon. It is an engineering marvel and once the sign off for the project occurred took relatively little time to be constructed. However it was over thirty years in the planning, design and construction prior to being completed. We got to drive over it and now I can say I have been there done ...
... to a town! John, once again, came to greet us. A pack carrier is always a Godsend at that
point! Ramo had found another fantastic spot overlooking the town, valley and a
Michelin starred restaurant which was luckily closed!
A very difficult climb presented itself the next day, almost
on our hands and knees. The compensation of a magnificent forest walk at the
end of the day was enough ...
... a credit to modern design and engineering, as you really wouldn't know you were 270 metres above the Tarn Valley. There are shields on both sides to stop the winds buffeting the cars and trucks who travel on it every day.
Turning around, we decided it was so much fun we would do it again. I kept our camera's video recorder going as we crossed, so we can re-live it. The toll was 7.30 euros each way, but well worth it!
With a request to Mr ...
After another break for a late lunch, and a pat of a couple of friendly dogs (we miss you Annie!)
it was back on the road for the last stretch to Millau. It was exciting to catch the first glimpse of THE Viaduct, even though we had travelled over some pretty incredible ones on the way! Eventually, we turned off to Millau, before getting to the Viaduct Tollway, and made our way here - to the Chateau ...
Thursday 8th May
Her take on the day:
We left Le Mont Dore after a slow start - a leisurely breakfast is fast becoming the norm. From the minute that we left the hotel, we were taken by the dramatic volcanic landscape that presented itself. We found ourselves atop the Col de la Croix St-Robert with the names painted on the road hinting that some very famous names ...
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility