France is great! There are great Roman ruins, fantastic Early Human cave sites, and fresh baguettes and pan au chocolat every morning. At least in our campground! We camped at yet another Les Castels site in Rochetaillée near Bourg-d’Oisans. It is cyclists’ heaven. We were situated near the base of the Tour de France famous Alpe d’Huez. We walked the 100 meters from our campsite and watched the sixth stage of the Dauphine Libre bike race. I spent a good deal of the time in our trailer organizing photos and curriculum for back home, but we were able to get out for a few fantastic hikes and watch the throngs of cyclists cruise through the mountain passes here.
Here are a few shots of the area. It was truly beautiful!
Hiking along the summit of Alpe d’Huez.
Hiking to Lac Lauvitel.
Hiking outside of Besse en Oisans.
Views from our campground.
Views along the road trip to Milano near the Col de Galibier.