Travel Blogs from La Bourboule
... the killer part!
Although it was fairly early on a Tuesday morning, there were a lot of people climbing up to the top. Once there we had a 360 degree view, and it was clear as a bell and we could see for miles. Third time lucky for us in the Auvergne!
Although we ...
... 1700 -1800m - including Puy Mary, Puy Violent and Puy de Peyre **** ( there should be an acute accent on the 'e'!!) Guess what? just as they came into sight it started to rain and rain!
We found the Aire we had planned to stay overnight at, at a ski station, but it was ...
... toilet block was ancient. The showers had pull chains to get the water to flow. As I was tucking myself in for the night, John came back from the loo very excited, clutching a grass stalk with a glow worm attached. We turned the lights off to admire its glow – how lovely!!
Thursday 12th June
Les Planches 930m – Puy Gros 1390m – Lac de Guery 1268m – Col de St Laurent 1450m
We arrived in La Bourboule ...
Yesterday we left the town of Besse-et-St-Anastaise, a medieval town in the Puys du Dome region of Auvergne. This was another magic spot we lucked upon, (thank you Google) staying in the ramparts of the old fort. Our front gates were actually set in the old town wall. The Belfoi Tower was the main gate originally...and so old! We are loving all the history we are discovering. We bought cured salamii type sausages from a shop that was in a 15th century building...the building was ...
Paul is learning his lessons it seems - albeit the hard way.
He finally remembered to put the rain cover on the bike before it got wet.
So it was with some optimism that he approached the Vespa this morning under the full gaze of the smokers who witnessed yesterday's debacle.
Against a hostile backdrop of giggling and pointing he strode to the vehicle and plunged his foot down on to the kickstart.
No luck, a second kick produced a ...