Category Archives: France

From Schluchsee to Oberkirch

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Simonswald Our drive to Simonswald took us into the Black Forest proper, and the scenery was stunning. For some unknown reason, I’d always assumed that it would be pretty flat terrain, but it’s quite the opposite – steep sided valleys of evergreen trees. The camp site was on three levels,… Read more »

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 »