Travel Blogs from Millau
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 ...
... head back to Millau, we drove off in the suggested direction It was a delightful drive, and we passed through some sweet villages and along the river. It was therefore a big surprise to find ourselves at the bottom of the bridge! Once we found a place to stop, we got out and took numerous photos, and almost got giddy looking up at the towers as the clouds skidded by. After such excitement (how sad) we drove back to Millau for a very late lunch in the town. ...
After about an hour we stopped for a break and a coffee in a cafe/roadhouse. This gave us time to withdraw some cash, as we had ventured onto a tollway, with minimal euros in our wallets! Everything is clean and the range of food and drinks extensive, although Vik is yet to find an Iced Coffee (a la Farmers Union!)
Back on the road, it started to rain, so we dropped "down" to the ...
... up these mountain peaks - O'Grady, Cavendish and Contadour to name a few. So many cyclists were making their way to the top, many of them not young but all living their dream.
Local cyclists were keen that we know the names of the peaks that surrounded us - Puy de Dome, Col de Guery and Massif du Sauncy. 'C'est magnifique' was heard many times as we stood at the few look-outs that looked ...
... have a drink and stay the night. As the night drew in, we were joined by another four campervans so it was obviously a known wild camping stop. There is even a toilet with a conveyor belt mechanism in lieu of a flush. A graphic diagram on the wall indicates everything is composted.
Note to fellow wild campers: well worth a night stop en-route to Spain. Pets welcome and plenty of places to walk the dog: deposit any stray ***** in the recycling loo! ...
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