Monthly Archives: August 2011

La P’tite Marmite – a la France

The new week had us back on the road again heading for Toulouse via Auch. We were starving and decided to stop at a tiny town called Mielan to find some lunch. Being a Monday, it was, as in most … Continue reading

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Hey! Ho! It’s off to Pau we go!

We decided to pop into Pau for the weekend on our way to Toulouse. Pau is a university town and is a favoured spot by the English for autumn and winter holidays because of its mild climate. We stayed at … Continue reading

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Christele’s fountain

As well as our hosts at Pierrefitte Nestalas being warm and lovely people with a family of beautiful and friendly children, I was excited when Frédéric and Christele told us they had built the gîte, and even more when Frédéric … Continue reading

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Lourdes

Originally I wasn’t particularly interested in seeing Lourdes – could’ve taken it or left it. But Heather was, and encouraged by our friend Zabette (born in Paris but now living in Australia) who said we must see it, even it … Continue reading

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‘Funiculi funicular’ and the Pic du Jer

Having bombed out on doing the Pic du Midi Bigorre cable car ride we decided that we must definitely make an effort to go somewhere else high in some other scary-looking machine. On the outskirts of Lourdes is the Pic … Continue reading

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