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Travel Blogs from Champs-sur-Tarentaine-Marchal
... We had to go around it, but it looks like a very flourishing town, with lots of lovely buildings - like La Bourboule should look
We carried on up to the foot of the Telepherique which would take us up to 1780m.
The last bit to the peak of Sancy is a climb up 860 wooden steps!! ...
... and nothing was open and the chair lift wasn't running. So we decided to press on to a campsite we had picked out at Murat-le-Quare. It was called Le Panoramique and promised , what else,panoramic views over the Puys!
Have a look at the Photo's! - and have a good laugh!
... The day was so hot, up to 31 degrees, so travelling in Ruby was very sticky! By 5pm, we had had enough and pulled into the first campsite we came to near a town called Seilhac and overlooking Lac de Bournazel. At first we thought it was shut given the lack of any people camping however it wasn’t so we checked in.
That evening, we listened to the fighter jets on their way back to Toulouse. The sky turned very dark but we were spared any rain ...
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 ...
... out for the week, and a couple from Australia on a 6 month tour of Europe. It was great touching base with them.
Tomorrow I plan to visit Amboise but knew it was too far to reach today (France is huge!), so I made my way to Laval and have stopped here for the night. In my effort to loose one weight this trip I have stopped for a pint and a burger, not sure where I read about this diet but it seems very nice!
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed