It’s been a long time since I last made a post and I’m still trying to work out how to use all the new and altered features on WordPress, so bear with me. I have no great excuse for not finishing my France trip back in 2017 other than my priorities altered and life got in the way. So apologies to anyone that was following this trip, I’ll try to finish it once and for all.
Now my memory isn’t great at the best of times so I may have forgotten some of the details but luckily Amanda and I both did a travel journal, well, I ended up copying most of Amanda’s as she was far more dedicated to the task, I just altered a few bits with my own take on each place we visited. Right, I’ll waste no more time and crack on with it, thankfully this first post will be a short one as we only stayed a few minutes in this pretty town as we passed through on our way to Conques.
Les Plus Beaux Villages de France (LPBVF) – The Most Beautiful Villages in France
LPBV is the abbreviation I’ll be using for Les Plus Beaux Villages de France, which in English means The Most Beautiful Villages in France.
Monday 24th April 2017 and ‘Day 6′ of our travels cont…
A bit of background on Estaing:
Estaing is one of the ten LPBVs in the Aveyron region. The village is about 25 kilometres north of Rodez in the Aveyron department of the Midi-Pyrenees and sits at the base of the Aubrac mountains and the mouth of the Lot River gorges in the northern part of Aveyron.
There’s a beautiful Gothic bridge ‘Puente d’Estaing’ that straddles the Lot river that is now classed as a UNESCO world heritage site. Each year, it is crossed by pilgrims on their way to St Jacques.
We didn’t spend very long in Estaing, it was pretty much just a quick stop for a few photos before carrying on to our main destination of Conques.
I remember there were a few large buildings that soared over the village and river. I believe one was a castle, the other a chateau. Amanda’s notes say there was a monastery but I can’t confirm this, we just thought the place looked beautiful and wish we’d had more time to explore its centre.
The three photos below show a couple of shots of Estaing and the last one is of Entraygues-sur-Truyère that we only got to drive past. One day I’d like to go back and explore this village too.
That’s all for this post, I did say it was a short one. 😀
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