Category Archives: France

From Vaison-la-Romaine to Thoirette

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A Change of Plan In the last post I said that we’d planned to cut through Switzerland to get to Germany. To drive on the motorways and national roads, you need to buy a vignette for CHF40 (£33) at the border. We were aware of this and were (begrudgingly) prepared… Read more »

From Lannemezan to La Cavalerie

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Mazères-sur-Salat Lannemezan seemed rather quiet as we left the town. As the drive was quite a long one we decided that we’d to stop off for a coffee at one of the towns en route. After parking up we walked into the town centre, only to find everywhere closed due… Read more »

Créon

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Today we were up early, and arrived at the Centre de la Mémoire d’Oradour as it opened.  For those of you who didn’t do your homework, Oradour-sur-Glane is the site of a Nazi atrocity committed on 10th June 1944 (four days after D-Day), where 642 unarmed men, women and children were… Read more »

Oradour-sur-Glane

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Just a very brief update today as we’ve spent most of the day driving, and there’s nothing exciting to report. We’re parked up in another free aire at Oradour-sur-Glane, near Limoges. Tomorrow morning we will be going to the memorial museum, the Centre de la Mémoire d’Oradour. Your homework before… Read more »

Provins

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The heavens opened overnight last night, but I do enjoy laying there listening to the sound of the rain bouncing off the roof. We left Arras and made the 160 mile journey to Provins, a UNESCO World Heritage site to the east of Paris. We let the satnav take us… Read more »

Arras

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We left Canterbury at 9am, and I have to say that the motorhome facility was well thought out – the local council have done a great job. Within half an hour we were in Folkestone, and were put onto an earlier train. The train was only half full and the… Read more »