Road Trip Pyrénées 2022

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Julien
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Road Trip Pyrénées 2022

Post by Julien » Mon Aug 01, 2022 10:51 pm

Road Trip Pyrénées 2022
8 days / 3000 Km (1800 Miles)
Pyrénées is a mountain range at the border of Spain, with summit over 3000m but less extensive compare to Alps.

Day 1 : Ozoir la Férriere => Limoges (July 18)
Nothing special, a very hot day (40°C), forced to put on the soft top not to be burned by the sun...
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We crossed a region called "The diagonal of vaccum" because of the low population ratio.

Day 2 : Limoges => Perchède (in Gers) (July 19)
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Nice roads thru Dordogne and arrived in Gers near the track of NOGARO.

I advise this lovely Bed and Brackfast with watch gooses
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Day 3 : Frolic in Pyrenées near Lourdes (July 20)
First stop in Tarbes to visit my old Engineer School (1989 => 1994)
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In 1993/1994 there were a dozen of Scottich students from the university of Glasgow in my school promotion. They learn to Ski and to drink RICARD the famous alcohol in south of France !

Up and down Mountain pass "Col du Tourmalet" unfortunatly with light fog at the summit.

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Up at "Cirque de Troumouse" near the famous "Cirque de Gavarny"

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A bumby and narrow road with sheep sleeping in the middle of the road.
Beautiful panorama at the summit.

To be continued...
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Re: Road Trip Pyrénées 2022

Post by Scotty C » Tue Aug 02, 2022 10:36 am

lovely part of the world. Enjoy the passes, very jealous.
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Re: Road Trip Pyrénées 2022

Post by Tim S » Tue Aug 02, 2022 8:23 pm

Yes - very envious. More details please!

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Re: Road Trip Pyrénées 2022

Post by Julien » Tue Aug 02, 2022 11:37 pm

Some pictures of the "Cirque de Troumouse"
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Overview of the journey :
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Day 4 : Lourdes => Montégut Plantaurel
A long road with a lot of montain pass and small road

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After sheep, now it's cows on the road :
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Overview at mountain pass"col d'Aspin" :
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Up and down mountain pass "Col de Peyresourde"

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Lunch at Bagnère de Luchon a very nice town

Landscape near Bagnère de Luchon :
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Mountain pass "Col de Menté" :

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An other nice bed and Breakfast near "Foix" :
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To be continued...

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Re: Road Trip Pyrénées 2022

Post by Julien » Fri Aug 05, 2022 8:51 pm

Day 5 : Frolic Foix => Ax les Thermes => Les Angles => Prades => Foix
Landscape south of "Foix" :
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Landscape near "Ax les Thermes" :
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Nice rest area for lunch :
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In background mountain of the ski stations "Les Angles" and "Font Romeu"
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Visite of "Villefranche de Conflent" an old city with Vauban fortification :
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Mountain pass "Col de Jau", a very narrow but smooth road :

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Now we meet wild horses :
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Road in a canyon :

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To be continued...

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Re: Road Trip Pyrénées 2022

Post by Julien » Tue Aug 09, 2022 9:59 pm

Day 6 : Montégut Plantaurel => Albi
We leave Pyrénée and travel to Albi thru nice roads of middle mountains.
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Albi is a very nice town, very clean, not like Paris who became a sh*t hole...
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The cathedral is very unique in France, it's the only one built in red bricks and not in stones.
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Day 7 : Albi => Noirétable
A long journey on small roads during a very hot day.

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Auvergne is a region with a lot of old castle :
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Another nice bed and breakfast near Noirétable in a typical old house :
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Typical landscape in Auvergne with middle mountains :
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Day 8 : Back to home...

If one day you plan a track day at Magny Cours, take a detour at Guedelon a Castle built as in the middle age :
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Gu%C3 ... d3.1550422

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That's all folks.

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