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- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking
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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 ...
... saw at least 20 other people! This is by far the largest number of tourists we have come across outside the major centres during our two weeks in France. Fortunately, there was plenty of room to fit us all in. The visit was capped off with a well earned coffee and hot chocolate to warm us all up.
From Collonges, we drove to another medieval town called Sarlat-la-Caneda about 70km away where we visited the old ...
... of tourists is probably a good thing. The fog has been so heavy in some places that we have been unable to see buildings just in front of our noses! Many of the villages and towns in this area are centred around a chateau, for example, St Julihac with its turret chateau, Coussac Bonnevale with its smaller chateau, and Pompadour with a chateau which is linked to horse studs, horse arenas and horse racing areas. Then there is ...
... called Chabrenas). It is also very beautiful, and we are glad we are staying a week. It is a few kms from the nearest village, Meuzac, and it is owned by an English couple who have lived in France for 11 years. It has beautiful china, linen and furniture, and a log fire as well as radiators in each room. Given we are staying well out of season, we are paying the princely sum of €260 per week for it, which seems ridiculously cheap. ...
... were a few children out for Halloween, but the real tradition around this time is for people to visit their relative's graves and place flowers and say prayers, so the local cemetary had pots and pots of beautiful flowering chrysanthemums.
The next day, after a final walk to the river we left Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne and drove on a mix of large and small highways, some winding through small, very quiet villages, to our next destination, Saumur, on the bank of the Loire ...