Travel Blogs from Thuir
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Being kiwis and unsure what the French might expect us to bring, we asked our new friend for some advice on what we should take. "Foie Gras" he said "maybe some spicy bread and perhaps some fig jam to sweeten it" then he added "Montbazillac goes well with it". Looking at our blank faces in utter disbelief, he stated that it could not be possible that we did not know what "Foie Gras" was. I asked if ...
Writing this one primarily to get the map-pin on my blog site!!
Drove out on a day trip to Besalu today to take a gander at the very well-preserved 10th & 11th century-built medieval town. The tall 11thC 'Pont Fortificat' (Fortified Bridge) spans the Rio Fluvia and the pretty stone town climbs up the hill behind it. The ...
... at all, so moved on! Put the GPS coordinates in for L'Amettla de Mar, same problem, the coordinates were over a 100 km out! However, sorted it out and ended up where we intended, having been here before, L'Amettla de Mar, we knew what to expect, all is ...
Well, left Port Vendres, OK but crowded and dusty! Had a look at Argeles Sur Mere, a nice place but we did not stop and moved on to the Aire at Collioure, as expected it was 10 euros but very clean, lots of space and good views so we stayed for the night. A very warm night indeed and a struggle for Pippin in the heat. Now a final shop and a fill of GPL before heading into ...
Today, Fran and I were woken up by a screeching parrot that lives at a house nearby. It was the loudest parrot I had ever heard in my life. But hey! We are on vacation, so we didn't let it annoy us too much! As I made the coffee and tea, Fran went out to buy bread (as he did every morning there). He came back with the yummiest chocolate croissants ever! Momma told me to make sure that I tried one, and oh my god I tried not one but two, three, four, ... They were so delicious!
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking