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Le Massif Central

Written on: Tuesday August 19th, 2014

A journal entry from: Europe 2014

We spent a few days in the lower part of an area in the south called the Cevennes waiting for a break in the weather further north. Most of France has not experienced good weather this summer and we have avoided the worst of it by staying in a region mainly sheltered by the Mediterranean. The problem is that this is near the Pont du Gard which is one of the most visited sites in France and this at the height of the French holiday season. Seeking relief from the crowds we ventured a little higher into the mountains ending up in a little town named Meyrueis where we encountered our first full campsites this year. So much for getting away from it. Nevertheless we settled down there for a couple of days walking in the Causse Méjean which is about as desolate but beautiful an area as you can find in these parts. We managed to catch a little of the world pétanque championships in Millau as well as seeing the famous viaduct. Continuing further on into the Massif Central we headed for an area which we discovered last year on our Compostella walk remembering the incredible scenery and wonderful food we has experienced. We were not disappointed and were rewarded with clear, blue skies. This is one of the most popular parts of the walk and in the summer it is teeming with randonneurs. Being a plateau the Aubrac is great for cycling as there are not too many ups and downs but because of the heights great views. Next stop the volcano region further north. Hope the weather holds.

 

From Betsie on Aug 19th, 2014

Nice to be able to follow you so and what à Nice pictures.shame About the weather.in Holland the weather is more fall than summer.greetings Betsie.

From Sharon B. on Aug 20th, 2014

Lovely and Delicious!