This aire is built on the north side of the new town built in the 1950s. (45.9353, 1.02514) On 10 June 1944, the village of Oradour-sur-Glane in Haute-Vienne in Nazi-occupied France was destroyed, when 642 of its inhabitants, including women and children, were massacred by a German Waffen-SS company. A new village was built nearby after the war, but French president Charles de Gaulle ordered the original maintained as a permanent memorial and museum. A very moving place to vi
Rocamadour the aire (44.8, 1.61557) is on the top of the town in a gorge above a tributary of the River Dordogne, and especially for its historical monuments and its sanctuary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, which for centuries has attracted pilgrimsfrom many countries, among them kings, bishops, and nobles. The town below the complex of monastic buildings and pilgrimage churches, traditionally dependent on the pilgrimage site and now on the tourist trade, lies near the river on
We stopped for 3 nights on an aire more like a campsite at the top of the town. 41.8579, 3.11662 Had long walks along the front in the rain. Also went to the fishing museum. The next day was very sunny and we walked north to a small beach and even went in the sea it was that warm. Had the drone out again.
We stopped on an aire free right on the coast at Castello 39.9799, 0.022778 it was a 1.05 Euro Electric trolley bus ride to the city. Climbed the six sided clock tower 60m to the top and back. Wonderful views. We moved from here up to an inland free aire inc electric in Selva del Camp 41.2098, 1.13952. A small fortified town with a nice park and parakeets. We moved on over the mountains with snow in the distance and headed north. Selva.
We parked at the Gelves marina (37.3407, -6.02357) and caught the bus into the city. We first went to the Plaza de Espane and then onto the stunning Real Alcazar this Royal Palace has some stunning rooms and even nicer gardens with pools and fountains even a musical water driven organ. The site its self dates to the X1 Century and is the oldest Royal Palace in Europe. We had a meal in a local restaurant and then came back to the city on the Saturday. This time to the largest
We moved down to Lagos and stopped on a site near Praia De Luz (37.101346, -8.733445) and cycled into the town. On the Sunday we went to the local church in a restaurant on the marina at Lagos. Spent a few hours in the town and looked at the sand cliffs. On the Monday we went to the sand cliffs of the Ponta da Piedade. (37.079851, -8.669252) Then moved to Vilamoura rustic aire a very friendly aire for 3 night visiting Vilamoura Marina and Faro for a day. (37.112656, -8.10636
Sagres We continued down the west coast of Portugal right down to the tip the End of the World as it was once know and on to Sagres. We stopped at Carrapateira (37.192902, -8.902717) on the way to watch the crashing waves and have a nice walk on the cliffs. Overnight stop was on top of the 60m cliffs at Cape St Vicente. (37.023442, -8.994840) The two nights in Sagres. (37.004472, -8.945079) Walking on the cliffs and visiting the Sagres Fortress. End of the world as it was o
Jeans 65 birthday party in Lisbon. We set ourselves up on the Orbitur campsite south of Lisbon at Costa da Caparica. Not a bad site with some hot showers and not far to the beach. 38.6514073, -9.238976 We picked up a car form the airport for 10 days hire and collected the family. Susan, Sofia and Jeremiah form the airport at 1am in the morning. The weather was not great but we did get a few days on the beach and in the playground. Visited Sinta in the rain and tried to go to