Sunday, July 8, 2012

Day 2 - Privas/Quillan

To Madrid by the Pyrenees
Sunday, June 17, 2012

Privas -- Aubenas -- Saint-Ambroix -- Les Mages -- Alès -- Anduze  -- D133 - Monoblet -- Saint-Hippolyte-du-Fort -- D999 -- Ganges -- D110 -- Saint-Laurent-le-Minier -- Montdardier -- D48 -- Madières -- D25 -- Cirques de Navacelles -- Saint-Pierre-de-la-Fage -- Saint-Etienne-de-Gourgas -- Lodève -- D35 -- Lunas -- Bousquet d'Orb -- La Tour-sur-Orb -- Bédarieux -- D908 -- Hérépian -- Le Poujol-sur-Orb --  Olargues -- Saint-Pons-de-Thomières -- D612 -- La Bastide-Rouairoux -- Mazamet -- D118 -- Les Martyrs -- Cuxac-Cabardes -- Villegailhenc -- Carcassonne -- D118 -- Preixan -- Cépie -- Limoux -- Alet-les-Bains -- Campagne-sur-Aude -- Quillan


The previous day was nothing compared this one which was probably one of our longest on the road. We ate up 420km in a raw. Can you belive this? Strangely enough, I have scarce remembrance of it. Not that it was bad or anything (that region of France is gorgeous) but because I took barely any picture. Philippe on the hand did and what you will see here are almost all his.

Our first refreshment and shooting break took place in tourist-packed Anduze, a city worth lingering in.

Anduze's famous clock tower

Camping season being already in full swing, there were absolutely no reastaurant seat available when we arrived starved and sweating in Saint-Laurent-le-Minier.

Camping site in the area of Saint-Laurent-le-Limier

We eventually found a restaurant a little further in Madières, then proceeded on D25 where breathtaking Cirque de Navacelles was waiting for us to take photos.

Cirque de Navacelles

A genuine motorbiking track...

...she or he pretty much enjoyed!!!

It was 3:00 in the afternoon and we were quite exhausted from riding but the beauty of Olargues stroke us and we stopped.


...and cherries sellers, everywhere

Carcassonne was the biggest city we had to drive through before Quillan. I so wished we had more to time to visit.

Cité de Carcassonne

Following next :
Day 3 - Quillan/Bagnères-de-Luchon

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