The GR5 - Southern Alps (Briancon to Nice) October 29th 2009 Welcome to my final blog covering my epic trek from the north coast of Holland to the south of France.
So after a week's break on the Côte d'Azur with the family, I returned to Briançon feeling refreshed (well as refreshed as you can be after 3 connections and a 9 hour bus journey). Briançon is officially the second highest town in Europe, behind Davos in Switzerland. It is also famous for ... read more
Europe » France » Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur » Nice Although ultimately a victor in World Wars I and II, France suffered extensive losses in its empire, wealth, manpower, and rank as a dominant nation-state. Nevertheless, France today is one of the most modern countries in the world and is a leader am... ... read more
This summer I will be walking most of the E2 trail, which goes from the North coast of Holland through to Nice on the south coast of France - all 1500 miles of it. Occassionally, I will be posting some blogs to let people know what I'm up to (mostly walking, eating and sleeping I suspect) and how I'm getting on.
I'm also trying to raise shed loads of cash for charity, so for more info visit www.justgiving.com/matthewmellor ... full info