France - towards the Pyrenees
On the Spanish side of the Pyrenees - the village of Isaba
Colours in Spain
The Pyrenees look impressive viewed
at a distance from the French side
little deviated too, passing through such villages as Dhuizon,
Montrieux, and Neung-sur-Beuvron. Across country to Viatre,
Nouan-le-Fuzelier. D44 and D923 to Brinon, and on to Aubigne. Across
country to Cosne-Cours where we crossed back over the Loire. D33 to
Donzy, and D151 to Clamecy. This turned out to be well worth viewing,
perhaps in fact more interesting than the town of Vezelay (left), which is
mentioned in most tourist guides. The latter we had previously visited,
rather an imposing place, but apart from the carvings on the massive
Basilica, to me not as nice as Clamecy. We eventually located to Ibis
Hotel we wished to get a room at some miles outside to town of Avallon.
I was disappointed that that days mileage was only 170, partly caused by the use of minor roads.
It was very frosty the next morning, but after clearing the car, the roads appeared OK. The next four days proving clear and sunny. The days trip commenced with a long drive down the N6 though Saulieu and Arnay, passing through the middle of Beaune. Heading on due east - D973, we joined the N75, then 'cut the corner' by travelling via Chaussin and eastwards again to Pontarlier. This being a seeming much expanding town around eight miles from the Swiss border. Crossing which, we eventually reached Neauchatel. We stayed in this town, spending time in gazing at the shops, then eating in the same building as our hotel. Interesting meal this, tomato soup, a salad, then a most enjoyable fondue consisting of a heated tureen of a vegetable derived liquid into which we dipped pieces of meat to heat, 'frits' being served with this.