A Le Mans entry, my dear Watson

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From what I have read and the photos I have been shown, I'm surprised non of the eventees have spent the night behind the fridge... in fact I think I was told that checking there prior to departure was a designated task for the lesser hungover just before leaving.
 

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From what I have read and the photos I have been shown, I'm surprised non of the eventees have spent the night behind the fridge... in fact I think I was told that checking there prior to departure was a designated task for the lesser hungover just before leaving.
I think in the fridge is not unknown.
 

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From what I have read and the photos I have been shown, I'm surprised non of the eventees have spent the night behind the fridge... in fact I think I was told that checking there prior to departure was a designated task for the lesser hungover just before leaving.
Some end up at the bottom of a deep gutter. We always check local ditches before leaving now.
 

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Carcasonne, Orange, Mont Ventoux.
Antibes, Valbonne, Mougins then through Nice to Beausoleil, Cap Ferrat and Monaco, day trip into Italy to San Remo, then back up to Englandshire via the Alps and skirting Geneva and through Reims on the way back.
So something like this.

Set off from the gite, get down to Carcassonne in one day , spend 2 nights. Do a couple of nights in Orange and mount ventoux before basing myself in Antibes for the bits in the posh South section. I did San Remo after the centenary but it's been 10 years! Then head home.
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outrun

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So something like this.

Set off from the gite, get down to Carcassonne in one day , spend 2 nights. Do a couple of nights in Orange and mount ventoux before basing myself in Antibes for the bits in the posh South section. I did San Remo after the centenary but it's been 10 years! Then head home.
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Are you going by yourself? On the way back, I'd skirt closer to Geneva as the mountain roads are better than the autoroute.
 

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I'd look at a route that does Brantes (mt Ventoux), Saint Tropez, Cannes, Antibes, Valbonne/Mougins, Cap Ferrat, Beausoleil, Monaco, San Remo and then back up through the Alps to Chamonix, Geneva then home via Reims.

Carcasonne is amazing but it's a little bit west and will add a load of journey time I think. You can't do it all.

Besides, you can fly Ryanair there on the cheap for a weekend any time.
 

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Carcasonne is always worth a detour, especially if you can arrange to be there on July 14th but that is probably pushing it after Le Mans
 

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Route Napoleon has sprung to mind.
I have basically a month off in June/July so plenty of time to do the whole south coast from Narbonne to Mention.
@RoaryRati Route des Grande Alpes? Where would that take me?