To the Auvergne (made it – and now returning) – day 15

24th September (Day 15) Lily pads and impressionism abounds What a treat we think we are in for today – we are off to Giverny where Monet painted his famous series of the lily ponds. We’ll get to look at the house where he stayed and the famous garden where he painted those famous images […]

France 2018 – to the Auvergne (made it!!) – days 12 -14

21st September (Day 12) What a day – wine, water, pumps and STRESS When in the comfort of our homes we tend to take for granted all that happens automatically – like turning a tap on and water comes out. I’ve been on about the water pressure for a day or two now, suspecting the […]

France 2018 – to the Auvergne (made it!!) – days 10 & 11

19th September (Day 10) Aubusson & Tolkien 10 days in and we have finally made it to the Auvergne! We are stopping at Camping La Perle about 12km from Aubusson – the most prominent tapestry and weaving centre of Europe, in fact a UNESCO site. After a morning walk we drove into Aubusson ready for […]