Vacances en France 2014 – day 6

We are amused by the view from our bedroom window which is actually another trompe l’oeil. Look at the edge just by the shutter and you can see the join. Beyond this we have a typical view over a southern French city’s rooftops. As today is Sunday practically everything is closed. We’ve decided that taking…

Vacances en France 2014 – day 5

Straight after breakfast we were out on foot for a change; Mrs Sixwheeler had read about a big Saturday market in my very ancient Michelin guide and was keen to see if it still happens. It does, below the Aqueduc Saint-Clément and really is worth a visit. Once we had indulged ourselves here, the car…

Vacances en France 2014 – day 4

Another beautiful morning and we were soon heading south again on the A75; I must say that this is a fabulous road to drive on and it has some amazing scenery to go with it. Our first stop was at the viewing point for the Millau Viaduct. This Norman Foster designed bridge is quite simply…

Vacances en France 2014 – day 3

After our complete pig out last night we were woken early by street sweeping and preparation of the war memorial in the park opposite for today’s big fête in France commemorating the first world war. So breakfast and away it was. Firstly through rolling green hills populated with hefty Charolais cattle and then the hills…

13 Church

I may offend someone here, it’s not intentional and if I do I apologise. Today I went to church. Not just to look at it but actually went to church. Wherever I go I like to visit churches. They are usually interesting, sometimes magnificent, often beautiful and sometimes moving. And on a hot day they…