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FRANCE HOLIDAY 2023: PICTURES

3rd July - 2nd August. In Motorhome.
Liz + Chris in Campervan. Hugh flew out from Gatwick to join us at Montpellier. We all went around Les Cevennes and Corbieres and the Mediterranean beaches and back to Montpellier 2 weeks later for Hugh to fly home.

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*New campsite. France Passion site are in italics    

Ouistraham, Sees,  Mortagne-au-Perche, Belleme, , St. Calais, Beaugency*;  Romorantin-Lanthenay, past Vierzon, Bourges, Vallon-en-Sully, Aude*;  near Monlucon,  past Clermont-Ferrand and Issoire, Brioude, Vielle-Brioude*; past Le Puy-en-Velay, Pradelles, Langogne, La Bastide-Puylaurent*; La Grande Combe, Ales, Crespian*; Sommieres, Montpellier, Lattes Perols, Palavas-les-Flots*; Juvinac, St. Martin-de-Londres, Ganges, Le Vigan; St. Maurice Navacelles, Lodeve, Herepian, St. Martin-de-L’Arcon, Vieussan;  St. Pons-de-Thomieres, Olonzac, Lezignan-Corbieres, Durban-Corbieres, Tuchan; Durban-Corbieres, around Narbonne, Sauvian, Serignan Plages, past Agde, Sete, Frontignan, Villeneuve, Palavas -les-Flots*; Lattes, Juvignac, past Lodeve and Millau, Severac d’Aveyron,  Recoules Previnquieres*;  Laissac Severac l’Eglise, Espalion, Aurillac, Mauriac, Moussages, Trizac; Bort-les-Orgues, Ussel, Felletin, Aubusson, GeneraillesCressat, Chatelus Malvaleix; Genouillac, La Chatre, Argentan-sur-Creuse, Loches, Noyent -de-Touraine, Azay-le-Rideau*; past Tours, Le Mans, Alencon, Falaise, Benouville, Merville-Franceville Plage.; Ouistraham, Portsmouth.

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TOP.................... Beaugency Camping Val de Flux  
 
  Our pitch View from Beaugency
 
  'Our' restaurant Our brave neighbours. They were cycling from here to Pamplona in Northern Spain
 
 

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  Tatanaka bison farm. Near Vallon-en-Sully and Aude. A France Passion site dedicated to North American Indians. Very aggressive chickens.
 
 
TOP Vielle-Brioude. Camping La Bageasse. South of Clermont-Ferrand.  
 
 
 
TOP La Bastide-Puylaurent. L'Allier camping. Near Langogne south of Le Puy-en-Velay
 
TOP Crespian. Mas de Reillhe Camping. South of Ales. Big site. I have no pictures so these are from internet.
 
TOP Palavas-les-Flots. Camping St. Maurice. On beach south of Montpellier. We stayed there at the start and end of Hugh's visit. The first time we were next to the good but noisy restaurant and the second time we had a distant site but then had to mover because we had to stay an extra night because Hugh needing to catch a later flight. It was very hot so we set up a makeshift sunshade.
 
 
 
  Second visit  
 
 
     
 
TOP Le Vigan. Camping Le Vall de L'Arre. One of our favourite sites. Tristan kindly lopped annoying trees.
 
 
 
 
TOP Vieussan in Les Corbieres. Domaine Carrier Audier. French Passion site.  
 
TOP Tuchan in the Corbieres. Camping La Peiriere. A favourite site.  
 
 
 
 
TOP Serignan Plages. Camping Le Beausejours. South of Narbonne. Good site. Hot and windy. Liz almost had to be rescued by Sapiers Pompiers. Lots of reading and Sandwich Terns.
 
 
 
 
  Recoules Previnquieres. Camping Le Plo. Between Millau and Rodez. In nice area for walking and intersting village.
 
TOP View showing wonderful drive between Recoules and Trizac  
 
TOP Trizac. Municipal site; Camping Le Piolat. A favourite site East of Mauriac in the Auvergne. We climbed up to the cross on the distant hill for views of Trizac, the Trizac Plateau and our campsite.
We had a brief shower and a glorious sunset. On our last evening we attended a sort of local produce fair together with most of the village. We met up with our friends who run the best Epicerie in France.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TOP Chatelus Malvaleix. Ferme Boursolles. West of Montlucon. A France Passion site.  
 
 
TOP Azay-le-Rideau. South of Tours. Camping Le Sabot  
 
TOP Merville-Franceville Plage. West of Oustraham. Camping de la Mer..  
 
 
 
TOP Goodbye to Ouistraham and Hello to Portsmouth  
 
 
 
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