France

A 5 day circular walk in the Tarn and Aveyron area of France: day 2 Vaour to Bruniquel

October 15, 2017
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A 13 mile walk in the French countryside from Vaour to Bruniquel, via the extraordinary castle at Penne and crossing the River Aveyron   Date walked: 23rd September 2017 Distance: around 13 miles Booking company: Sherpa Expeditions. Sherpa made all the hotel and bed and breakfast bookings, arranged transfer of our bags each day between […]

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A 5 day circular walk in the Tarn and Aveyron region of France: day 1 Cordes sur Ciel to Vaour

October 1, 2017
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The first day of a 5 day circular walk in the Tarn and Aveyron region of France, starting at Cordes sur ciel Date walked: 22nd September 2017 Distance: around 14 miles Booking company: Sherpa Expeditions. Sherpa made all the hotel and bed and breakfast bookings, arranged transfer of our bags each day between destinations and […]

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Les Plus Beaux Villages de France: The upper Dordogne, final day – Loubressac to St Cere

January 22, 2017
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For the first time in a weeks walking in the Dordogne we come across the walnuts being harvested. From the village of  Loubressac we followed the edge of the Parc Des Causses De Quercy to the Plus Beaux Village de France of Autoire, visiting the ancient Chateau des Anglais perched on the side of the […]

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Les Plus Beaux Villages de France: The upper Dordogne, Day 3, 4 and 5 – Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne to Loubressac

January 8, 2017
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October 12th: Rest day in Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne October 13th: Beaulieu to Carennac – 10.5 miles October 14th: Carennac to Loubressac – 9.5 miles   This  self-guided walk was booked through Keith Starr of Dordogne Experience. Day 3 was designated a rest day, but we didn’t really feel the need for a rest so we followed a circular […]

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Les Plus Beaux Villages de France: The upper Dordogne, Day 2 – Meyssac to Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne

December 18, 2016
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Those who regularly read this blog may notice a new logo for the UK Blog Awards to the right of this post. I have been nominated in the travel category. I would be very pleased if you would vote for me – before December 19th – by clicking on the logo to link to the voting […]

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Day 10: The Way of St James from Golinhac to Conques (13.4 miles)

September 27, 2012
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What to say? We have arrived at Conques. This has to be one of the most pretty towns I have ever visited. And our hotel- Auberge St Jacques- a stones toss away from the beautiful cathedral that sits in its centre. The hotel is as full of character as the rest of the town. I have […]

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Day 9: The Way of St James from Estaing to Golinhac (about 10 miles)

September 26, 2012
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Our itinerary for the walk and all accommodation was made by Sherpa Walking Holidays. Our walking notes warned us firmly that we had to have our bags ready for collection at 8, so we breakfasted in the gloomy early morning light at 7.30. The range of what we had been offered for breakfast had been […]

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Day 8: The Way of St James from St Come d’Olt to Estaing (10.6 miles)

September 25, 2012
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Deafeated by lack of available wifi today. So sorry for lack of blog today. Here’s a few pics from a lovely, lovely day. Ok, here’s a late night update. Bob and I are sitting opposite the church and below “chez D’Estaing. An excellent supper was accompanied by a bottle and a half of VDQS Estaing. […]

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Day 7: The Way of St James from Chely D’Aubrac to St. Come d’Olt (10miles)

September 24, 2012
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Our itinerary and all our accommodation was arranged by Sherpa Walking Holidays. It was tipping it down when I looked out of the window at 7, this morning. And it was still raining by the time we left the hotel at 8.45. Well, that’s why we carry waterproofs. A lot of people are walking the […]

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Day 6: The Way of St James from Nasbinals to Chely D’Aubrac (10.6 miles)

September 23, 2012
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  If I confess that our drinks bill this morning was 63 euros and that we had had a couple of beers at another bar in this pretty village (where I increased my lead to 5 nil in the Conques to Rodez taxi fare Cribbage tournament), you’ll understand why we had a late start today. We were […]

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Copyright Charles Hawes (2012)