Camping in Southern France
Vallon Pont d'Arc, at the
Since already many years
we have also gone to Vallon Pont d'Arc at the Ardèche this spring.
Even though the weather in Southern France
was only around 19° and rain one week before we started, we were
content when we drove off with the big car and the two motorbikes
behind us on the trailer.
As we lent the trailer we controlled if our motorbikes were really safe.
It took around 2 hours, a lot of WD40 and some new screws, because the
original ones where broken after a while.
No matter... then we tied the bikes. Even that was a bit complicated
because we had no experience with it...
But it was okay... only all the towels got another task.
Planned time to start was 5pm ...
... and at 8pm we started at last.
And stopped sometimes to check if the motorbikes stood still safely.
At night we were already a bit annoyed because of the slow speed.
and we made a new break in the near
of Dijon. After it we went on in the southern direction.
After one hour in a traffic jam through Lyon we stopped again to enjoy
the tempurature of 28° and the shining sun...
and to relax.
At 10am ..
we reached the motorway entrance
and crossed Bourg St. Andeol to the Ardèche...
The trailer showed that it was still
there with "iku iku" that we always heard when we crossed a wave in the
After a endless seemed travel of 16
hours we reached the camping site in the late afternoon.
...where we began to build the tents and to take down the bikes...
When all tents were ready ...
... we made the first trip with Connie and Daniel ...
... to show Daniel the Pont d'Arc.
Then we rolled along the Ardèche ...
... on the way to St. Remeze ...
and from there on...
back to the camping site.
As we knew it, the temperatures were
.. so we were glad to have a Swimming
Afterwards we walked to...
... the Ardèche
... where we tested the temperature of the water right away ...
View down the river...
View up the river in te
The pool and the
pizzashop behind turned on their beautiful lights.
That's how the first day
ended and we were totally tired.