Blogs from Provins, Île-de-France, France, Europe


Europe » France » Île-de-France » Provins June 12th 2012

It's countdown and we are heading home..Not much more of the holiday left now and it's only a matter of days before we are home and will be cleaning and tidying the van out. We cannot believe just how quickly a month has flown by. The first two weeks passed slowly but the second have flown. We woke early as we seem to in the motorhome. The birdsong is loud early in the morning and you hear every tweet in the van. Breakfast is always a slow affair. Most sites allow you to stay until 11 or 12 so there is never any need to rush to move on. Our drive to Provins was peaceful and quiet with not much traffic on the road. We ambled I dont think you can say much more than that. ... read more

Europe » France » Île-de-France » Provins August 10th 2008

Well, this has been a fine start to the holiday...... Arrived in France safely, however on route to the campsite Ollie (the van) started making wierd noises and once it totally stopped and we needed a bump start. Finally got to the campsite, parked on pitch and van would no longer start. NOTHING! Called the lovely AA (we were wise enough to get cover). A french guy came out and hit the starter motor with a hammer, that worked but that wasn't all - the Alternator needs replacing and he told us he can't do it! D'oh!!! So, back on the phone to the AA and they said they'll look into it. In the meantime we tried to enjoy our stay and got drunk! Day 2 - Disneyland Paris. Tried to forget our woes and went ... read more

Europe » France » Île-de-France » Provins September 19th 2007

Beautiful Green! About 80km south of Paris, Fountainebleau is a fine destination for Parisians escaping the big city at weekends and a mecca for boulderers from all around the world. Why am I here? It's green, it's beautiful, peaceful and there are lots of pleasant places to climb. The boulders are not famous for no reason - they allow all different climbing styles and are located in a gorgeous forest. The sandy walks around the boulders and the routes themselves attract people of all ages. It's lovely to see young children trying their first moves on the rock. And it's great to stop and watch the more experienced climbers as they attempt several times the same problems and discuss strategies with others. The trees create a cozy atmosphere, and adding to it the pure air, the ... read more
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