Then it was back on the road and off to Lourdes, for a whistle stop tour!
After arriving in France through the tunnel, we spent the night in the quite beautiful city of Pau, with a magnificent snow-peaked mountain backdrop. Our wild campspot was the middle of a busy car park but it wasn't too noisy and we managed to sleep, only to wake and find a market had sprung up near us. It was Good Friday and so all but the tourist shops were closed, which wasn't a problem as we had no intention of any shopping! The tourist office was open, we picked up a leaflet, and did the obligatory self-guided walk around the city. Very nice it was too.