Zigzag through France (part 4/4)

The Cathars and the Pyrenees On Ina ‘s recommendation, we continue to the Cathar region, a Christian movement that was especially popular in the 12th and 13th centuries. We first drive to Collioure, a small port town on the Mediterranean Sea close to the Spanish border. 9-11-2019: After spending the night at a motorhome spot, … Read more Zigzag through France (part 4/4)

Zigzag through France (part 3/4)

Jura, Alps and the Provence After our family visit in Freiburg, maybe more about that later, we drive through France in a completely different landscape and climate. The mountains get higher and the temperatures more extreme. Chrysanthemums are sold everywhere in pots, we noticed that before. We realize that today is All Saints Day (November … Read more Zigzag through France (part 3/4)

Zigzag through France (part 2/4)

Champagne and the Vosges After our blitz-visit to Paris (see Zigzag through France 1) we travel along the Marne towards the east. We drive on the local roads – no motorways and toll roads on the GPS – where more and more vineyards appear. Our first night is in a car park along the Marne … Read more Zigzag through France (part 2/4)

Zigzag through France (part 1/4)

Normandy, Brittany and Paris Although we both speak reasonable French, we never really got to know France. Paris is Sonja’s favorite city and we can both appreciate French cuisine, but we only visited the country a handful of times. We therefore decide after the impressive days at the Normandy liberation beaches , to experience a … Read more Zigzag through France (part 1/4)

Visiting Famlily and Friends and a little work to the Car

In the run-up to our trip we visited friends and family in the Netherlands and Belgium. But first we visited Paul van der Beek from PSP ExpeditionCampers to mount an extra roof rail on our lifting roof. The next day we visit Obelink in Winterswijk and buy some missing camping gear. Brother Peter, lives in … Read more Visiting Famlily and Friends and a little work to the Car