Focal Length: 5mm
Lonely church in The Cevennes National Park, France
Went to Alès today, which is in the south of France.
I left the house at 05:00 in the dark and drove along the autoroute through a cloudy dawn, until I reached the Mediterranean at Montpelier, where the sun quickly burnt the cloud cover away to reveal a beautiful sunny morning.
I spent the day near Alès at a Lambretta farm, getting some bits and pieces for the Lambo, Which may, incidentally be the pic of the day tomorrow, if I can get the last few bits and pieces done on it.
On the return trip, I decided to avoid the autoroute and only use ‘B’ roads, heading up into The Cevennes, up along the Parc Naturel des Cevennes, down the Gorges du Tarn, across les Causses and The Aveyron and back home.
It’s quite a trot but jaw-droppingly-beautiful all along the way, in fact pretty much free of the crowds that stifle the Med and Atlantic coast - although it does get a bit chocked in July and August - the best time is out of these two seasons, which is great.
Needless to say, it took me a while to get home today, as I stopped quite a few times to take some pics, then had an aperitif in a bar on top of mountain and dinner next to the river - it’s all rock ‘n roll here kids ….
Some of the roads down the sides of the steep valleys were a bit hairy - some corner were so sharp that I had to reverse and do a 2 pointer to get round.
There are a lot of nice pics, difficult to choose.
This one I particularly like of a lonely church on a plateau in The Cevennes National Park - this is a place of huge open space, as far as the eye can see, big skies and peaceful desolation.
You can turn around 360° here and you won’t see a single house, town or village … it is truly unspoiled beauty, just the noise of the wind in the grass and the distant clanging of sheep and cow bells.
Do you know France?