A day in the mountains

This year we are very lucky. As soon we arrived at our destination the weather turned good. The snowfall stopped and the sun is out every day. The pistes has been perfectly prepared and on this time of the year not to many tourists on the slopes. It turned colder again, the air is crispy clear and if it get’s too cold the next Apreś Ski bar is not to far away. Perfect.

Vacance en France – Château de Chenonceau

The end of our holiday trip was near but we still had time to visit a beautiful Castle near the Village of Chenonceaux in the Indre-et-Loire department of the Loire Valley.

The chateau was build in 1514 – 1522 on the foundations of an old mill and was later extended to span the river Cher.

Vacance en France – Bergerac

We have left Andorra la Vella heading north in to France via Ax-les-Thermes and Foix to Toulouse. We stopped over night outside Toulouse before we continued our trip. We passed by Montauban, Agen, Villeneuve-sur-Lot again and  reached Bergerac on a beautiful day.

Traditional barges on the Dordogne River.

One of the old town’s half-timbered buildings.

Help yourself!

Vacance en France – Andorra la Vella

We like to drive the scenic route from Barcelona to France via Andorra in the Pyrenees. This takes less then 3 hours  via the Autopista de Monteserrat. Andorra la Vella is the capital of Andorra and is famous for shopping and of course for cheap fuel.

A quick stop south of the border to Andorra.

Duty free Shops lining Meritxell Avenue.

Casas or Chalets in Andorra.

Vacance en France – Barcelona

To visit Barcelona and titled  “Vacance en France” is not exactly  correct, as everybody knows Barcelona is in Spain. This was a spontaneous idea after we left Cap d’Adge to visit another place and we made the decision to heading south in to Spain. Anyway this is only a 3 hour drive and we camped in El Masnou, just north of Barcelona. Very convenient for us as a short walk from the campsite is a train station which where the trains running every 20 minutes or so to the City. Perfect.

Back on the El Masnou Campsite preparing evening supper.


Vacance en France – Cap d’Adge

We left the beautiful village Rocamdour and was heading south east to the Mediterranean  sea. We traveled via Figeac and Rodez to the well known town of Milleau with the famous Bridge. Passed by Clermont l’Herault before arriving on our planned destination of Cap d’Adge. The  weather was perfect. We could not ask for anything more.


Cloudy day but did not prevent us to go sailing.

Vacance en France – Rocamadour

Rocamadour, with the monastic buildings in the LOT department, Occitanie. It is in the Parc Naturel Régional des Causses du Quercy, well worth the visit. Very Popular by Tourists but with only a population of 600. We have spend a couple of days in this beautiful Village. We had a great time well worth the visit.


44.7994° N, 1.6179° E

Vacance en France – Le Paradis Du Campeur L’Hospitalet

A long name for a small but cheerfully Campsite. This site is in walking distance of the beautiful Village of Rocamadour. I’m not surprised when everyone says, go to l’Hospitalet for the best views of the village in its entirety.

The Campsite is directly on the main street of l’Hospitalet and includes a Hotel, free WIFI and a swimming pool.

The french way of life, keep camping simple but take the fridge with you for a nice cold drink.