Hotel le Majestic
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... supplies. We are going to try and convince the mayor that it was like that and make it look like the entrance to a hay store. Sebastien, Odile’s son, who works for the deputy mayor Jacques, has said that if anyone kicks up he will fight our corner because a restored building always looks better than a wreck.
The Tour de France week has just past with a repeat booking from the guys from Minehead cycling club. Before they arrived there was a lot of preparation and at the ...
I'm sitting here in our Paris apartment waxing lyrically about my climb of the mighty Tourmalet as my last ride in France. It was a ****** rainy morning so I decided to have my only afternoon ride of the holiday.
We set off after lunch for Luz-Saint-Sauveur at the base of the Tourmalet. After yesterday hike up the Hautacam my legs felt like two wet noodles but I had to have a crack at this ...
... 2 hours to get to that point, zig zagging up the mountain all the time. By the time we reached it we had fine views across the valley back to the village we had left that morning. It looked very small from 800 meters up! The trail which had looked so smooth and easy from our gite window the day before turned out to be nasty and treacherous. It forced it's way through wild azalea bushes and brackenferns. It was very easy to put your foot ...
The fog of last night was all gone by morning when we first got up, but by the time we were ready to go some of it had re-established itself a little bit. First we had to descend to the lake level near the dam. There were warnings not to walk across the dam so we followed the official pass into the valley below the dam wall. We had reached the lowest point and were just beginning to climb out of it again when ...
After a short car transfer to Labach des Melles along a very narrow mountain road we followed a small road which ascended gradually upwards. Passing farming country where they had recently made hay we made our way upwards and entered the forest. After ascending for another hour or so we reached the tree line and stopped to slap on some sunscreen and have a drink. Just as well that we did because the track almost immediately became rougher and much steeper. We climbed a ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel le Majestic Luchon
Great hotel - rooms clean and well appointed and the food in the restaurant was good - in a beautful old building
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