Hotel Saint Andre
Travel Blogs from Clermont-Ferrand
... back to town, we went to the super mâché (supermarket) and bought supplies...wine, bread, eggs...and pasta for a home cooked meal. Nice for a change as although we are still enjoying the local fare, we are aware of the costs of eating out each night. Unfortunately we must leave this town after only two nights, we so wish we could have stayed longer, there was so much more to see and experience, it is somewhere we would like to come back and spend more time. On leaving ...
... side is a 3rd floor room and no lift. We can still hear the Dordogne River rushing by from our balcony.
He decided to give "Mountain Food" a miss - said to be cheese, bread, potatoes and more cheese. Instead we find a neighbourhood BBQ joint and have some of the local lamb.
She is out of words for tonight so will let her photos do the talking.
We had reached the Northern end of one of the numerous national parks and as our intention was to see as much as possible (and avoid the toll roads!) we started our ascent into the hills. The roads cling to the sides in what seem like never ending spirals with sheer drops one side and high rocks the other punctuated with hair pin bends. I'm pretty sure we never got further than third gear for the duration. Our destination was Thiers which we ...
... hotel Le Avigne was "cold and not boned properly, took 45 minutes to prepare, and was an all-round bugger's muddle," ranted Paul.
Apart from some tinkering with the idle on the carburettor the day has been mechanically sound.
Paul has decided to treat himself and gone for a two-star hotel tonight. He's even got his own shower and quieter neighbours, see picture for details.
Miles today: 230
Miles to go: 1,300
Keep the ...
Vichy has brought me a few romantic experiences I've never known in Australia. Before I go on, my host Mum wants it to be known that what I'm about to share is not at all typical of France, but is rather born from the second language school environment, where foreigners mingle.
And they really do mingle. I almost feel like that's the reason why some of them made the trip here.
This all started on the first day of my first week. My friend Eloise and I had ...