France holiday

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  1. schojac

    schojac Read Only Funster

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    HIu, just returned from enjoyable French/Switzerland holiday and thought I would share some new for me experiences. The obvious aside of course.

    Rocamadour - unmissable; dont take the motorhome down into the valley it's rather too much fun, park at the top

    Padirac - gouffre at Padirac - breathtaking; google and you will see what I mean

    D117 - route from Mane to perpignan; what a wonderful drive through some beautiful scenery. Too many stops to mention.

    Foix - on the route from Mane D117 - vibrant and full of suprises.

    Millau - goes without saying really but not to be missed, over and under. There's a really nice muniicpal site on the outskirts of Millau.

    Apart from the obvious these are the main memories I will add to the bank from this holiday.

    Hope it gives some food for thought when planning.

    jack
     
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  2. yodeli

    yodeli Funster Life Member

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    Most of the places you mentioned are in my region : Midi-Pyrénées. A quite stunning area!
    Amicalement
    Frankie:Smile:
     
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    You are very lucky to live here; so much to see and do. First visit to Midi-Pyrénées and will not be the last.

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  4. MikeandCarolyn

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    About 20yrs ago we were loaned a small property in Dernacueillette by Professor Mike Costin of Bristol Uni. He had written a book about the Cathar castles which we took with us.

    http://www.dernacueillette.fr/index.htm

    We had a wonderfull time 'doing' the castles,walking amongst the garrigue,buying honey etc:BigGrin:
    We bought wine 'en vrac' at Tuchan vineyards and we still use one of their 5 ltr 'cubis' to this day.
    A couple of yrs ago we were headed towards Tuchan in the spring,came round a corner and there below us was a valley with almond trees in blossom with a snow capped Mont Tauch gleaming in the spring sunlight as a background :BigGrin:

    Mike.
     
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