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Lake Iseo

We called in at Lake Iseo in the Italian lakes for a couple of days and stopped on a lovely camp site. Covelo. The second day we took the ferry to Monte Isola in the centre of the lake with the tandem we went right round the island. The pizza on the site was great in the evening. We had a nice few days rest after all the driving. Iseo Monte Isola

Over The Alps to Italy

Heading across from the Loire to Grenoble we started the clime into the Alps. Stopping in Le Monêtier-les-Bains overnight at 1480M. Then on down to Briançon and then up and over again on some very small roads. Even overtaken by UK sports cars on the way down. See the video. We then went to Ivera in Italy north of turin.

Lost in France?

After leaving Monte's Garden we headed south avoiding the toll roads as sometimes it would seem we where lost. We stopped in a small aire on the side of the loire in Orléans. Then onward to Fromental a lovely car park with full services. Then called to see Val and Mike in Sainte-Anne-Saint-Priest. A great visit with them. Then headed east to Montpeyroux and visited the small village. Next onto Saint-Victor-sur-Loire for a couple of nights overlooking the Loire again. Fromental Sainte-Anne-Saint-Priest Montpeyroux Saint-Victor-sur-Loire

Claude Monet's Garden

Claude Monet's garden at Giverny is probably the most famous garden in France. 500 000 people visit every year. Monet painted some of his most famous paintings whilst living at Giverny. These included as his water lily and Japanese bridge paintings. Monet lived in Giverny from 1883 until his death in 1926. We visited for a morning and had great time. Plenty of motorhome parking available. The garden itself is in two parts with a flower garden in front of the house and the more famous water gardens were started ten years after Monet's arrival at Giverny and constructed on land bought on the other side of the road from his house. Interestingly locals were originally opposed to his plans to bui

Lyons-la-Forêt

This is 2019 part 2 first stop. Heading to Croatia van Italy and then in Spain for Christmas. After an overnight stop at citi europe we headed south to Lyons-la-Forêt. A free car park in the village. We had a lovely walk around the village. The village has lots of old houses and was very busy.

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