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Message posted by coastal~path on 12/8/2014 at 3:58pm
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Bear Lake 6 ~ plus a few others

South Wales

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We stayed at Les Prades in July (review done).

Chose this site as hubby wanted to visit the Millau Viaduct and had read on the Camping Abroad section how beautiful the Gorges were, so after some searching I managed to find this site that suited everyone in our family.

Weather not the best we've ever had (few days of cloud then thunderstorms with lightening in the first week, better weather the second week) but we all still enjoyed ourselves regardless.

Mine and hubby's pitch

The teen's pitch (next door to ours), it was windy as a storm was coming in.

Ours and theirs with our sitting out areas

It was our first ever trip in the BL so the first very windy day I was a little worried but I needn't have been, what a tent! Was also very impressed by how the little Outwell coped, as it was its first trip too. Our Liberty Rock didn't move either but I knew that would be sound as it had sailed through a storm last year.

I wasn't able to put the canopy on the front as we'd pitched with the tent lengthways to give us privacy when sitting out and didn't have room.

My set up inside,

Having three tents to pack away on our leaving morning is a big no-go so I packed down my son's and daughter's the day before we left, here's her double bed in our pod. My son's double bed went in the living area once I'd packed my kitchen's away.

Views from our pitch

Took a drive up the Gorge,

All packed and ready to go home

July 2012 ~ Vallon Pont d'Arc, Ardeche
July 2013 ~ Martres Tolosane, Haute Garonne
July 2014 ~ Gorges du Tarn
July 2015 ~ Tarn
2016 ~ cheated did Rome & Amalfi coast (not camping)
2017 ~ Gorges du Tarn

Not all those who wander are lost

Message posted by RTS5 on 12/8/2014 at 4:58pm
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Elddis & 3 tents

North Wiltshire

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That looks great. Lovely idea to give the teens their own area. I should think it means your tent stays tidy too .
Not sure about the over hang on that gorge road

Message posted by blueexpo97 on 12/8/2014 at 5:42pm
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Looks lovely, will change someday from the Ardeche and head that way.

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Message posted by heath63 on 13/8/2014 at 3:09pm
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Outwell Nevada m Vango sigma 300


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Love the view from your pitch. Thanks for sharing your piccies.

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Message posted by jandjstott on 13/8/2014 at 10:01pm
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Cabanon Biscaya 320

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Beautiful part of France and lovely photos. Tent looks very cosy even if the weather wasn't the best, but as always in France, you cannot rely on the weather to be consistent. Glad you had a great time and for those who don't know the Millau viaduct I have posted a couple of pics. Hope you don't mind coastal-path. First on the way up to the Belvedere at Millau and second crossing the bridge from the south heading north.

We have been under it, over it, looking down on it and whichever way you look at it is a beautiful piece of engineering. We were lucky enough to see it from the construction stage to completion and then to cross the bridge as well when it was completed.

Thanks for sharing your lovely pics.


Message posted by floppy-poppy on 20/8/2014 at 10:58pm
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Fantastic part of the world. I remember driving (Iwas a passenger) over the Gorge de Tarn and also the Gorge de Verdon on the other South side of France. I clearly remember holding onto my seat and then thinking - what are you doing - if the car goes over the seat goes too!
Great pics!!

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