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Gorges de la Dourbie in the Crossfire - Updated

Discussion in 'Events and Cruise Write Ups & Gallery' started by Mouldy, Jul 9, 2012.

  1. Mouldy

    Mouldy Regular Member

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    Not Zed related in any way but I thought that I would share a few photos of our recent holiday in France.

    We set off in the wife's Crossfire and went through the Eurotunnel at stupid o'clock on Monday 18th June, arriving in France in heavy rain. As usual, I headed for Rouen and then Chartres to avoid the horror of trying to negotiate the Paris ring road. We stopped in Chartres for a pleasant petit-dejeuner opposite the magnificent Cathedral and headed for Montlucon for an overnight stopover in the Etap Hotel there, which comes highly recommended incidentally.

    The weather was brighter on Tuesday morning and we set off from Montlucon heading for our accommodation in the Gorges de la Dourbie, about 20 miles from Millau. We stopped in Millau to pick up a few essential supplies and arrived at our destination in heavy rain at about 16:00.

    By Wednesday morning the rain had stopped, the roads had dried out and we enjoyed eleven consecutive days and nights without seeing any more rain. With temperatures soaring well into the thirties on more than one occasion, the roof of the Crossfire was down every day and we had some great trips out visiting many of the local tourist spots, including the nearby Gorge du Tarn, Gorge de Jonte, Cirque du Navacelles and Meze on the Etang du Thau.

    Sunday 1st July was wet and cool all day and we left our accommodation on Monday, visiting Rocamadour on our way to our overnight stopover at the excellent (for a budget hotel) Ace Hotel in Brive, before reluctantly heading back to Calais for our return trip on Eurotunnel.

    We saw no other Crossfires in France, a couple of Z3s, only one French registered old shape Z4, and two UK registered new shape Z4s - a white one with personalised plates in La Malene and a silver one in Rocamadour. Members on here, maybe?

    The Crossfire performed faultlessly, returning no less that 27mpg and up to 36mpg cruising on the Autoroutes, covering more than 2,200 miles in total. All in all, a fantastic holiday in some of the most spectacular scenery in France. Roll on June 2013, when we plan to head for the Gorge du Verdon.

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  2. Titan

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    Re: Gorges de la Dourbie in the Crossfire

    Great pics Moudly
    Thanks for sharing them with us :D
     
  3. SeaSurfer

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    Re: Gorges de la Dourbie in the Crossfire

    Yes, lovely pics, makes you want to jump in the car and off for a spin :D
     
  4. Mouldy

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    I thought I'd post a few more pictures from our recent holiday, just as reminder what a blue sky looks like. No Crossfire this time, just scenery and including a couple of shots from the Eurocamp Parc where we were based. I know that a holiday in a mobile home may not be to everybody's taste, but this particular site comes highly recommended if you like stunning scenery and a quiet location.

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    I opened this thread at work but couldn't see any of the pictures (blocked by work) - stunning pics, they would have brightened my day up seeing all that blue sky and scenery.

    That holiday home site does look good - why don't you put some details on the Driving Roads, Pubs & Restaraunts, Hotels & Accomodation section