Gorges of Tarn France

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  1. Kingmal

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    Going shortly on our first trip. Would like to go to this place but on Google map the road looks horendous with cliff overhangs which do not look like a van will get through. Anyone with experience of this area. On my map the road is yellow and green one lane only.::bigsmile:
     
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    It is not a problem

    It is not a problem... I have done it a couple of times in my RV with a trailer attached... Just have to take it easy... But those roads do carry a lot of traffic at times... Hairpin bends are the worse.. Just do not cook your brakes.

    Views are good, when you get a chance to look.

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    Some places may need to be tackled with care (use all the road) but there should be nowhere you cannot go. We did it two years ago with a high top panel van with no problems.
    It is a spectacular part of the county, don't miss it.
     
  4. stagman

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    Best advice I can give you is travel up the gorge with the river to your right therefore avoiding the overhanging rocks to your left . Head for Froncles great aire there in a very pretty village .:thumb:
     
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    I don't know whether english drivers do this but in France when one can't see the road ahead because of bents ... then we use the horn before each bent

    Do pay a visit to the famous village of "Cordes-sur-Ciel".... You will see all sorts of hand made stuff ...made the old way!:thumb:


    Amicalement

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    BTW have a look at this link ....Make sure you watch it full screen and sound well ON!!!


    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-aIvCEVAZk[/ame]
     
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    What a great video, absolutely stunning scenery:thumb:
     
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    I have visited quite a few places of Midi-Pyrénées which is my region (and took Roger and Sue-Wildman- to visit 3 of them) , but so many little villages and breathtaken sceneries to see... I must admit I am very proud of the place I am living in!!


    Amicalement

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    If you have an idea of the places you want to go through , I could check with the Mairie (and the "gendarmerie" as well) of each place whether you can do it without any problem at all....What is the size of your motorhome? I am here to help , so "use" me!!::bigsmile:

    Amicalement

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    towed a double axle big van with discovery and managed it so you will be fine!!! gorgeous place to go we may be going there in august with our overcab mh , not too worried, just take it easy.Visit St Enimie its lovely, nice campsite next to the river about 1 mile away!
     
  11. Kingmal

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    Tarne Gorge.

    A big thankyou to all. I will go with confidence.
     
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    Hi, Will be starting at Florac towards Meyrueis, then Peyreleau, up to Les Vignes, Le Massegros then away towards Lauzete to see a friend. :thumb:

    Malc
     
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    Sorry size 7.2 x 2.5m
     
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    Hi, Why not look on google earth ( put the little yellow man :Eeek:on the road you want to travel )it gives you a good insight what to expect.
     
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    Sorry it's Florac I meant , but I would travel from Millau up to Florac , I wouldn't recommend doing it the other way ,:thumb:
     
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    Terrific film Frankie, have been to several places in it, looking forward to some more in September... and to seeing you as well!

    Catherine
     
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    Absolutely superb...

    I have driven past several of those places before without ever really stopping to "smell the roses" so to speak...

    This area looks like a "must visit" part of Europe... :thumb:

    Now, let me think, where could I find a French speaker to help out if I were tour there slowly some time in the future... :winky:

    JJ :Cool:
     
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    Tarne Gorges.

    Once again thanks to all who have given advice.:winky:
     
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    .......... and thanks to Frankie for that beautiful video and for being so helpful to everyone on here. You have a beautiful country. ::bigsmile::hug:

    Ivy
     
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    As already mentioned, be aware of overhanging cliffs and rocks. We were advised, and took this advice, go around in the anti clockwise direction and you will lesson any problems with the rocks, which will be to your left i.e the other side of the road. Safe travels.
     
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