France

Roya Valley

We thought this time we would be able to explore the Roya Valley up to the Col de Tende pass and use this route to go to Cuneo in Italy. We had already intended to come here in April 2018, but back then, snow had made it impossible. We didn’t know that in October 2020 …

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Provence

We spent a couple of days visiting friends near Cannes and had the chance to visit some of the typical villages of this area like Grasse, Mougins, Valbonne and Saint-Paul-de-Vence. The historic centres with their typical stone houses with wooden shutters and narrow alleys, with perfume shops, boutiques and art galleries were a unique impression, …

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Crossing the Pyrenees

We drove into the Pyrenees in the direction to Andorra and came to a Spanish enclave in France, which consists of the village of Llívia with about 1590 inhabitants and lies at 1223 metres surrounded by mountains up to 2900 metres high. We used a lovely parking to meet with Cordy’s parents, which were on …

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Stop @ Vichy and Sévérac

As we were longing to get to a warmer region, we just crossed France again, stopping at Vichy and Sévérac for a brake. We were travelling mostly on toll free roads, as we are always paying a lot with our size of camper. Vichy is well known as a spa town. There are six different …

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Crossing France

On the way back home we crossed France from Biarritz at the Atlantic coast to Briançon in the Alpes but made a couple of stops where we discovered a lovely town and saw beautiful landscapes on the way. Typical France: alleys of sycamores We had stopped at Toulouse and Roquefort (earlier posts) and from there …

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mmm … Roquefort

Crossing France we looked for attractive stops and found Roquefort, a village where the famous cheese comes from. The weather was not ideal for outdoor activities, so visiting the caves of the cheese production was a good opportunity to escape the rain. We had stayed at a parking for caravans just next to the tourist …

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Aeronautics @ Toulouse

On our way through France we stopped at Toulouse to dive into the history of aeronautics. We fell in love with all the historic planes gathered there. First we went to the museum of Airbus called Aeroscopia, where the history of aeronautics is represented. The exhibition was very intersting but when we went to the …

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Roadtrip to Spain

The goal was to get from the Netherlands to Valencia in Spain without paying toll fee.  So we asked our navigation to get us there and just followed the directions. We were surprised how easy it was and how good the roads were concerning traffic, roundabouts, red lights and other obstacles.  We followed mostly national …

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