Roc Blanc Hotel
Travel Blogs from Les Escaldes
... was very helpful and we left with several suggested routes all on one leaflet for just 50 cents. Outside the park office were about twelve 4x4 jeeps. These are the local taxis and will take you up the various valleys along rough tracks to the start of many of the walks.
Our campsite is about 15 minutes out of town up the Espot Valley. It's deserted but has excellent facilities!
It is very cold so the electric heater has come out of its box. This is ...
... Tower, overlooking the town
When we finally got there, we could see people lining the main bridge across the river. Rob suddenly said -' Good God - there's a car in the river!!'
I'll let the photo's tell the rest of the Story - click on a photo to see them bigger ...
... queue on a rondpoint to Ikea and HyperU and missed out turning to Foix and ended up on the free Motorway to Tarbes!!! We managed to cut back across later, passing through some pretty villages.
We soon had our first view of the distant snow capped Pyrenees, and finally managed to find an Aire on our side of the road to have a cup of tea.
As we pulled ...
Andorra is not a Schengen member, so any time we spend in Andorra is off the clock, and does not count towards our 90 days. Win!
Secondly, we had planned to ski in Europe. Originally we were thinking Switzerland or France, but Andorra, as it turns out, has really good skiing, is very cheap in comparison, and has a terrific English language ski school.
So, we decided to include a week in Andorra ...
Got up reasonably early to visit Carcassonne, a medieval town that is a Unesco World Heritage site. Boasting a huge fortified castle with ramparts, and a separate outer wall for protection surrounding the old town. Once on the border of France and Spain the chateau et Remparts, had many uses over the year. The audio guide was crammed with interesting facts, going into lots of detail dating back to the 12th century. At the end or the tour we walked around the top of the inside ...