Greetings from the Midi-Pyrénées region in France! After an epic 3-week US west coast road trip, Laura and I made our way back to the UK on Saturday. On Sunday I flew to France for the first time ever..
On Tuesday morning we set off from Saint Amans heading south towards Andorra. On the way we drove through a great big cave that apparently just happened to have a hole big enough for cars to drive through it.
Passing through the cave, we stopped on the other side for a quick coffee and soon after, we set off towards the Pyrenees.
Nearing the peaks and ascending, at around 2000m above sea level we discovered a man made lake, nestled in between the mountains. The sun was out, the skies were bright blue, mountains covered in what appeared to be a dark green moss, and the beautiful beige cattle regurgitating grass provided an almost staged contrast to their surroundings.
It truly is beautiful up there, but I’ll let you be the judge of that!
From this point we were a mere 5km from the Andorran border, however the only road we could take to get closer to Montcalm Massif was inacessible with a little French car! So we turned back and made our way towards Pamiers, briefly stopping in Foix to capture the beautiful Château de Foix known from 987 CE.
In one day I fell in love with France and decided I’ll be camping in these mountains in future! If you love camping, there are 784 camping sites in the Midi Pyrenees region, so well worth a visit in the summer! -Especially when you’re able to enjoy delicious local wines starting from 2 Euros a bottle!