Hotel La Musardiere
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... along and not too far off the motorway.
The limestone scenery on the way is fantastic. When we arrived the aire at the back of the carpark which is normally 3 euros is free in winter.
We had been to La C before many years ago, in the summer when it was very busy and touristy. It was good to have it all ...
... night next to a usually busy road. Some rain en route today but OK now. It was a great drive down into Millau and we saw some eagles flying, below us at first, they are always fantastic to see. A great night's sleep despite heavy rain for an hour or so. Easy to walk into town from here and lovely views. Will come ...
Running at about 80% we head for the Millau Bridge. Its a 400k run up the motorway. Dull but nice day. The spectacle is worth it, as is the trip to the visitor centre.
Head out to LeClerc for air /fuel and breakfast at a Patisssere next door. Meet up with two french guys, one on an RT (Joubert and wife - sorry can't remember name) and the other on an Super Tenere (Christophe). Yak about bikes and gear and where we are going, where we ...
... table at Pizza Phil's (I know, VERY French sounding). Werner joined me, and not long after so did Dave and Linda. We all had some nice pies except Linda who got a healthy serving of Niçoise salad. Service was quick and the prices were good, too.
I was interested in a boule or two on the way back to the hotel but by about 8:30pm the old centre of Millau went from bustling only 90 minutes or so earlier to nearly dead. So no ice cream.
... br> But that is only part of the story - to me the fascinating part is how the bridge was designed, engineered and constructed. Here is the construction summary from Wikipedia:
Two weeks after the laying of the first stone on 14 December 2001, the workers started to dig the deep shafts. There were 4 per pylon; 15 m (49 ft) deep and 5 m (16 ft) in diameter, assuring the stability of the pylons. At the bottom of each pylon, a tread of 3–5 m (10–16 ...