Hotel de Gramont
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... glass for each mystery of the rosary. This church only holds about 700 people though so they had to build a bigger one. The underground Basilica holds between 25,000 and 30,000 people! Each structure is completely different as the photos show. They also had a photo display of the recent floods (June 2013) which saw the underground basilica completely swamped - about 3.5m of water. The walking tour just over 3 hours so we're quite ...
... Naomi managed to score a wheelchair for Diane. We arrived at 12.15pm for a 2pm opening. We thought we were first in the queue, but 2 hours later we were still waiting. There were some very sick people ahead of us, so we summoned all our patience to avoid yelling at the queue jumpers! I hope you didn't spot us on Google Earth - that would be enough to scar anyone. The water was pretty darn cold - for Naomi a quick dip, but Diane took a little longer as the lovely Irish attendant ...
Left Toulouse to drive to Lourdes. Couldn't attend a Mass but wandered around for over a hour taking in the spectacle before heading off to Spain - arriving in Pamplona where we saw the bull fighting stadium and the area where the run the bulls. Drive a total of 717k today. Our night has been spent in Burgos which is quite pretty but we are only here overnight before driving to Santiago de Compostela ...
... season everything has gone back to half price - a big difference of only 28 euro a night compared to the 72 we payed back on the Mediterranean coast.
We have met a lovely Australian/Dutch family who are travelling around for 6 months with kids the same age as ours so the girls and boys have been hanging out together having a great time. There is even a big jumping castle here and the kids were all on it unsupervised at 9.20 ...
... the top women would have done it in just over 3 hours. The race of truth indeed.
Marg, an amateur cyclist, won the overall women's race to Biarritz, against women at least 15 years her junior who were also elite athletes. And she did it through persistence, strength of spirit and being the better cyclist on the road when it counted. Her main rivals both pulled the pin on the race when she had them on the back foot. Where I'm from ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking