France 2004 - Part 2 : Joyeuse (Ardeche)

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Church at Voiron
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Grande Chartreuse building
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Old arch at the Grande Chartreuse building
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Mansion opposite the Grande Chartreuse building
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A car belonging to the Grande Chartreuse
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Church at Les Vans
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The church at Les Vans
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Do you want a drum kit?
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A narrow street in Les Vans
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Baskets at Les Vans
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Plenty of garlic
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All kinds of sausage with mushrooms - and donkey!
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More sausages
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Anything related to honey
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Cheese
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Street scene in Les Vans
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Gingerbread
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The baby has seen it all before
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Tomatoes
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Red peppers
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Cheap bathroom deodorants - the cicadas get everywhere
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Balcony at Les Vans
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Pottery figures
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Pottery lampshades
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She's been on a diet!
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Hammock in the sun
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What's your name?
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Spice racks as ornaments
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Suitable T-shirts
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A free drink
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War memorial at Les Vans
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Street scene in Les Vans
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Fans and musical instruments
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Hand crafted with love
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Quad bikes at Les Vans
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Street scene at Les Vans
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Odd animals
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Wooden jewellery
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Street scene at Les Vans
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Quad bikes again - the notice says "for hire"
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Street scene in Les Vans
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Lizards on a wall
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Lizards
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Lizards
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Street scene in Joyeuse
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New apartment block in Joyeuse
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"The wild fig" - where we had some ice cream
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The local supermarket in Joyeuse
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Old chimney at Joyeuse
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"Irish" pub in Joyeuse
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The main street in Joyeuse
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House in Joyeuse
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Square in Joyeuse
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The church from the square
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Restaurant in the square
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The high village from the square
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This tap won't work in a hurry
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Illustration of the Charlemagne legend
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Street scene in Joyeuse
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The tourist office
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Le Pont d'Arc
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Canoes preparing to go down the river from the Pont d'Arc
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They're not in a hurry
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Another view of the bridge
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Crags above the gorge
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A huge loop in the river
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Canoes on the river - and the narrow divide on the right
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Another view of the loop
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More canoes on the river
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A long view - towards the Auvergne
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The neck of the loop
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It's a very busy river
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Even here there's graffiti
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Our coach waiting for us
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Dutch cars get everywhere
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Some of our party at a drink stop
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More heavy traffic
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Some stop for a rest
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Calmer water
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It's a long way down
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Dorothy in a cave
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Plenty of attractions
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Outside the drink stop
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The other side of the door
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A distant view of the end of the gorge
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The end of the gorge
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Our party and the coach
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The suspension bridge at St Martin d'Ardeche
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The river at St Martin d'Ardeche
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Another view of the bridge
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The church at St Martin d'Ardeche
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Fountain at St Martin d'Ardeche
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The suspension bridge
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There's just room for one car and a pedestrian
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The end of the river for the canoes
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The canoes come out of the water here
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Castle across the river from St Martin d'Ardeche
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St Martin d'Ardeche from the bridge
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Our coach waits again
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Another view from the bridge
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A last look at the bridge
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Pedalo on the river at St Martin d'Ardeche
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Harley Davidson at St Martin d'Ardeche
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He can't spell
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The last lap
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Here we are!
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Belgian car at our hotel
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The swimming pool at our hotel
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It's too hot
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The river at the bottom of the hotel garden
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View from the village street in Joyeuse
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Houses in Joyeuse
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House in Joyeuse
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Street scene in Joyeuse
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Street scene in Joyeuse
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The Mairie from below
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View from the hill
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Tree on the terrace of the Mairie
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View from the Mairie
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Another view from the Mairie
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The Mairie
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Museum of caricature
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The church through the trees
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A narrow street in Joyeuse
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A narrow street in Joyeuse
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Houses in Joyeuse
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The main street in Joyeuse
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Joyeuse war memorial
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Street scene in Joyeuse
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Lavender near the hotel
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Decorative ironwork
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Our balcony
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Houses opposite the hotel

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