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14. France

On the way down and again on the way up...

After making the mistake of hugging the Cote Azure with its crowds, and then finding Provence much the same, we headed inland off the motorways and started to discover the France that we endded up loving. Fair to say it was our favourite country - it delivers on so many levels - there are more stunningingly scenic countries (Norway), more exotic and vibrant cities (Istanbul), better biking roads (Spain), etc. but France still offers the best blend of all this and more. We were happy that we did it twice and the more we saw, the more we loved. We'll be back!

this little bugger caused the only puncture we had in 22000kms

this little bugger caused the only puncture we had in 22000kms


Our campsite at eh foot of Mont Blanc near Chamonix

Our campsite at eh foot of Mont Blanc near Chamonix

In, on, beneath and around Mont Blanc

In, on, beneath and around Mont Blanc

In, on, beneath and around Mont Blanc

In, on, beneath and around Mont Blanc

In, on, beneath and around Mont Blanc

In, on, beneath and around Mont Blanc

In, on, beneath and around Mont Blanc

In, on, beneath and around Mont Blanc

In, on, beneath and around Mont Blanc

In, on, beneath and around Mont Blanc

In, on, beneath and around Mont Blanc

In, on, beneath and around Mont Blanc

In, on, beneath and around Mont Blanc

In, on, beneath and around Mont Blanc

In, on, beneath and around Mont Blanc

In, on, beneath and around Mont Blanc

In, on, beneath and around Mont Blanc

In, on, beneath and around Mont Blanc

In, on, beneath and around Mont Blanc

In, on, beneath and around Mont Blanc

In, on, beneath and around Mont Blanc

In, on, beneath and around Mont Blanc

In, on, beneath and around Mont Blanc

In, on, beneath and around Mont Blanc

In, on, beneath and around Mont Blanc

In, on, beneath and around Mont Blanc

In, on, beneath and around Mont Blanc

In, on, beneath and around Mont Blanc

In, on, beneath and around Mont Blanc

In, on, beneath and around Mont Blanc

In, on, beneath and around Mont Blanc

In, on, beneath and around Mont Blanc

In, on, beneath and around Mont Blanc

In, on, beneath and around Mont Blanc

In, on, beneath and around Mont Blanc

In, on, beneath and around Mont Blanc

In, on, beneath and around Mont Blanc

In, on, beneath and around Mont Blanc

In, on, beneath and around Mont Blanc

In, on, beneath and around Mont Blanc

In, on, beneath and around Mont Blanc

In, on, beneath and around Mont Blanc

In, on, beneath and around Mont Blanc

In, on, beneath and around Mont Blanc

In, on, beneath and around Mont Blanc

In, on, beneath and around Mont Blanc

In, on, beneath and around Mont Blanc

In, on, beneath and around Mont Blanc

In, on, beneath and around Mont Blanc

In, on, beneath and around Mont Blanc

In, on, beneath and around Mont Blanc

In, on, beneath and around Mont Blanc

In, on, beneath and around Mont Blanc

In, on, beneath and around Mont Blanc

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Carol's attempt at a bit of "French Chic" . You can take the Scots out of Scotland, but... She saw no problem dropping her dacks when it got a bit warm. Check the defiant stance.

Carol's attempt at a bit of "French Chic" . You can take the Scots out of Scotland, but... She saw no problem dropping her dacks when it got a bit warm. Check the defiant stance.


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Our campsite at Lac De Viam (near the tiny village of Viam) in the Correze region - one of our favourite places in the world

Our campsite at Lac De Viam (near the tiny village of Viam) in the Correze region - one of our favourite places in the world


Lac De Viam

Lac De Viam

Lac De Viam

Lac De Viam

Lac De Viam

Lac De Viam

Lac De Viam

Lac De Viam

Lac De Viam

Lac De Viam


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Visions of Chateau Chenonceau - campsite was virtually in the grounds.

Visions of Chateau Chenonceau - campsite was virtually in the grounds.


Visions of Chateau Chenonceau

Visions of Chateau Chenonceau

Visions of Chateau Chenonceau

Visions of Chateau Chenonceau

Visions of Chateau Chenonceau

Visions of Chateau Chenonceau

Visions of Chateau Chenonceau

Visions of Chateau Chenonceau

Visions of Chateau Chenonceau

Visions of Chateau Chenonceau

Visions of Chateau Chenonceau

Visions of Chateau Chenonceau

Visions of Chateau Chenonceau

Visions of Chateau Chenonceau

Visions of Chateau Chenonceau

Visions of Chateau Chenonceau

Visions of Chateau Chenonceau

Visions of Chateau Chenonceau

Visions of Chateau Chenonceau

Visions of Chateau Chenonceau

Visions of Chateau Chenonceau

Visions of Chateau Chenonceau

Visions of Chateau Chenonceau

Visions of Chateau Chenonceau

A church on a windy hill - we know little else about it!

A church on a windy hill - we know little else about it!

in and around the delightful seaside village of Erquy

in and around the delightful seaside village of Erquy

in and around the delightful seaside village of Erquy

in and around the delightful seaside village of Erquy

in and around the delightful seaside village of Erquy

in and around the delightful seaside village of Erquy

in and around the delightful seaside village of Erquy

in and around the delightful seaside village of Erquy

in and around the delightful seaside village of Erquy

in and around the delightful seaside village of Erquy

in and around the delightful seaside village of Erquy

in and around the delightful seaside village of Erquy

in and around the delightful seaside village of Erquy

in and around the delightful seaside village of Erquy

in and around the delightful seaside village of Erquy

in and around the delightful seaside village of Erquy

in and around the delightful seaside village of Erquy

in and around the delightful seaside village of Erquy

in and around the delightful seaside village of Erquy

in and around the delightful seaside village of Erquy

in and around the delightful seaside village of Erquy

in and around the delightful seaside village of Erquy

in and around the delightful seaside village of Erquy

in and around the delightful seaside village of Erquy

in and around the delightful seaside village of Erquy

in and around the delightful seaside village of Erquy

Cathedral at Bayeux

Cathedral at Bayeux

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Mere St Eglise- site of an American para assault during D-Day. 1 Para was snagged on the church steeple and played dead for 2 hours with a shot ankle, later captured, later escaped to tell his tale. A dummy with a chute now hang on the steeple permanently

Mere St Eglise- site of an American para assault during D-Day. 1 Para was snagged on the church steeple and played dead for 2 hours with a shot ankle, later captured, later escaped to tell his tale. A dummy with a chute now hang on the steeple permanently


Mere St Eglise

Mere St Eglise


Mere St Eglise

Mere St Eglise

Mere St Eglise

Mere St Eglise

Mere St Eglise

Mere St Eglise

Mere St Eglise

Mere St Eglise

D-Day beaches - a sombre and sad - but rich experience to have visited there

D-Day beaches - a sombre and sad - but rich experience to have visited there


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Not sure where this is - it could be anywhere in France - history and beauty is abundant in even the smallest village

Not sure where this is - it could be anywhere in France - history and beauty is abundant in even the smallest village


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The French never miss an opportunity to make art out of something. This is evident all over France, not just Paris

The French never miss an opportunity to make art out of something. This is evident all over France, not just Paris


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"les Invalides" built by Napolean for his war veterans and focus of the revolutionaries raid to arm themselves

"les Invalides" built by Napolean for his war veterans and focus of the revolutionaries raid to arm themselves


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A trip down the Sein - more history and architectural beauty than you can poke a stick at

A trip down the Sein - more history and architectural beauty than you can poke a stick at


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It's cliched and iconic but photographing the Eiffel tower and its many personalities is an experience in itself

It's cliched and iconic but photographing the Eiffel tower and its many personalities is an experience in itself


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Dinner in Paris was supposed to be the real Parisian experience. Didn't realise it but we were in a Romanian cafe!

Dinner in Paris was supposed to be the real Parisian experience. Didn't realise it but we were in a Romanian cafe!


Lower Mont Blanc

Lower Mont Blanc

View from hotel window in Roquefort - welcome shelter from rain!

View from hotel window in Roquefort - welcome shelter from rain!


River next to Campsite in France - spent 3 days enjoying a lazy break

River next to Campsite in France - spent 3 days enjoying a lazy break

Beautiful riding in the French countryside

Beautiful riding in the French countryside

Rain means time for a tea/lunch break under teh nearest cover

Rain means time for a tea/lunch break under teh nearest cover


utah DDay beach - silent contemplation seemed appropriate here

utah DDay beach - silent contemplation seemed appropriate here


utah DDay landing beach

utah DDay landing beach

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