Wednesday, 20 June 2018
The formidable entrance to the bastide town of Monpazier in the Dordogne.
Quite amusingly a puny string of Christmas lights now guard the entrance where once a sturdy portcullis would have kept the marauding enemy at bay.
How things change with time ...
Tuesday, 19 June 2018
Monday, 18 June 2018
Saturday, 16 June 2018
The last in this series on travelling in France features a photograph taken while travelling on the A71 south of Bourges. The question arises: Why are these motorways referred to as "freeways"?
They are not "free" - one has to pay to use them; One is not "free" to do as one pleases - there are rules that have to be obeyed; There are restrictions on speed ... not too fast and not too slow either!
You'll feel more "free" travelling the backroads and it won't cost you a centime!
OJ - have a good weekend!
Friday, 15 June 2018
The narrow streets through quaint medieval villages test a driver's ability to take in the view and simultaneously negotiate the twists and turns between the buildings.
The whole exercise becomes more challenging when vehicles are parked in the street making narrow streets narrower!
Thursday, 14 June 2018
In the Entremont valley in the Chartreuse region, the roads follow the courses carved through the rocks by the rivers which results in winding paths with sharp (and blind) corners with steep cliffs on one side and deep chasms on the other ... exhilarating!
Wednesday, 13 June 2018
Huge trucks on the narrow back roads of France create another hazard for visitors.
In an effort to avoid paying to use the toll roads, some drivers take to the minor roads resulting in one having to concentrate more on driving and less on enjoying the French countryside.
Such a pity ...