Dune de Pyla (7th to 11th July)

At 60Km from Bordeaux, in the South of the Arcachon Bay, it is the highest dune in Europe, the Great Dune of Pyla (or Pilat). The dune is 7km long, 107 meters high, and has…

Francois and Gwen’s wedding at Nieul le Dolent

When we reached Nieul le Dolent the sky was grey and it was windy and cold. We saw the big blue tent where the wedding reception was to be held from the distance and knew…

Flitting across St. Hilaire and Annecy

The drive to Annecy was a visual treat. It was great to sit back and watch the change in scenery. After many toll booths tunnels in the mountains and super highway roads we left the…

5 days in medieval Moustiers Ste Marie (24th to the 28th June)

All along the way from Barcelonnette to Moustiers we drove through the stunning countryside of Provence with its legendary lavender fields that came into bloom almost coinciding with the day we arrived (On the first…

One night in Barcelonnette (23rd June 08)

Bastion met us at the Aix en Provence station and drove us Barcelonnette about 400 km away. Instead of heading out to Philippe’s place directly we decided to first meet up with Mathieu de Quillacqand…