Tour of France Summer 2011

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Tour of France Summer 2011

Postby owentec » Thu 11.08.2011, 22:50

We've just got back from 2 weeks with the Elan around France. I intend on doing a more thorough write-up when I get a moment, but in the meantime, here are some pictures of the car in all sorts of wonderful places:

www.flickr.com/photos/66266987@N04/
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Re: Tour of France Summer 2011

Postby JonT » Fri 12.08.2011, 07:51

Looks great - we're off next weekend for a week with a couple of Elises to keep us company too :burnout:
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Re: Tour of France Summer 2011

Postby andys » Sat 13.08.2011, 21:15

We did three weeks in July, 2300 miles - East, South and West France. No better way than in an Elan, certainly turns some heads - you can see people trying to find out what it is.
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Re: Tour of France Summer 2011

Postby JonT » Sat 27.08.2011, 18:11

We've literally just got back. ~2100 miles in 8 days :shock: :burnout:
Spent a week in the Dordogne, and managed to fit in trips out to Saint Emilion, Mont-Dore and Millau. Photo album below - I'll do a full write up at some point!
http://photobucket.com/seloc_france2011
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Re: Tour of France Summer 2011

Postby DeanG » Wed 31.08.2011, 01:21

Is that the new French mega bridge? It looks like a wonderful tour.
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Re: Tour of France Summer 2011

Postby JonT » Wed 31.08.2011, 09:01

DeanG wrote:Is that the new French mega bridge? It looks like a wonderful tour.

If you mean Millau Viaduct, yes, that's where the photo was taken and it's definitely worth a visit (think we did about 300 miles there and back as a day out from the Gite we were staying in). Roads around there are absolutely stunning for a Lotus too. Smooth, freshly tarmaced twisties with little traffic and stunning scenery :burnout:
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