Day 147: Cagnes to Castellane

Sunday August 28, 2005, 98 km (61 miles) – Total so far: 9,108 km (5,659 miles)

We followed the Route Napoleon to our lunch stop in Grasse where there were some great panoramic views back to the Mediterranean coast. The Route Napoleon follows the route to Paris taken by Napoleon Bonaparte following his exile on the Island of Elba.

There were four Cols today on the route to Provence; during the afternoon we first climbed the Col du Pilon, then the Pas de la Faye, then the Col de Valferrière, and finally the Col de Luers at before our descent to the beautiful town of Castellane on the Verdon River.

The scenery around these parts is incredibly dramatic and today’s awful weather added to the drama, with low clouds lurking over the mountain peaks.

We are staying in ‘Les Lavandes’, a great little campsite close to the centre of Castellane, we have a small caravan for a very reasonable €€25 a night.

Agata contemplates the climb to Grasse

Agata contemplates the climb to Grasse

St Vallier de Thiey

St Vallier de Thiey

We were cycling in the clouds as we rode over the Col de la Faye

We were cycling in the clouds as we rode over the Col de la Faye

Shame about the roadworks, this would have been a wonderful photograph, just look at those clouds

Shame about the roadworks, this would have been a nice photograph, cool clouds

The old post office in Séranon

The old post office in Séranon

 

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