La Résidence du Grand Tétras
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... snow on the mountain tops and it looks absolutely beautiful in the sun shine. We take the tunnel route that once again has been specially reserved for us, as no one else is in it and the view as we came out the other end was truly breath taking, so we decided to stop to make coffee and try to take it all in. We are so lucky. The snow looks so pretty with the sun shine almost like a fairy tale. At border control we are waved through, ...
... to put you at ease and we do feel very relaxed. The sky's are looking quite dark from the Spanish side and we have certainly had the best of our 3 days, so it's time to head back, as it happens just in time as the few spots become more frequent and 20 mins later the mountains have nearly disappeared, but it will settle the dust. Oh, and we got the washing washed and dried, in case you wondered ...
... to wander round big shops, like Cartier and Lacoste! (Just need a bigger bank balance). When we walked up to the historic area of town, most of it has been lost, just a couple of buildings and a church. Most we think has made way for the modernisation but we did find the road I remembered with all the older shops, still not what you call picturesque! Reaching the end of town we sat by the river for a cappuccino and a beer, even ...
... and climb and climb!! We have a fan club behind quite quickly, but every now and then we have a crawler lane and they zoom by. We are slightly concerned that there do not seem to be any other camping cars on the road and there are yellow signs warning of road closures on the 3rd November, luckily just after this we spot several coming towards us and cheery waves are exchanged. We discovered further up the very twisty road that an articulated lorry ...
... the climb to the Col d’Agnes (1570m), a fairly steep climb which eased off a little towards the top, from where there were fabulous vistas of the surrounding mountains. The descent, after a few steep sections and a slight rise, becomes a long sweeping downhill towards Massat. Our road took us through shady woodland as we start the climb ...
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