Westward Ho!

The ferry back to the UK is booked for the end of the month and we have a lot that we want to see before then, so we thought it was about time we started heading west again.

According to our sat nav, Millau to the Brittany coast, where we are now, is 840km and should take us about 15 hours to drive. We’ve done, umm, 1213km and taken 2 weeks – I think it is fair to say that we like to potter. And meander a bit. But you do see some great things when you take the slow road.

Snow (!) at a ski resort in the traditional knife-making town of Laguiole

Ancient houses and bridge at Espalion

A lovely river walk at Rodez

The beautiful village (and pizza!) of Cajarc

A slightly hairy drive to the incredible cave paintings at Grotte de Peche Merle

A bridge built on Napoleon’s orders in St Porchaire

Chinese-style fishing nets at Port-des-Barques

Fantastic use of lighting in Foussais-Payres

And a ‘revolutionary’ tree, planted by decree in 1794, in Payre-sur-Vendee

Well worth the extra time, don’t you think?


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  1. lvmx

    Fantastic ,yes well worth it!!

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