When we came to Pampeluna itself, we found it so indeed; and to me, that had been always used to a hot climate, and to countries where I could scarce bear any clothes on, the cold was insufferable; nor, indeed, was it more painful than surprising to come but ten days before out of Old Castile, where the weather was not only warm but very hot, and immediately to feel a wind from the Pyrenean
Mountains so very keen, so severely cold, as to be intolerable and to endanger benumbing and perishing of our fingers and toes.
Napoleon III is believed to have been conceived in one of the Voyageur's creaking bedrooms and the Livre d'Or contains the signatures of Victor Hugo, Flaubert and two pioneers of Pyrenean
exploration: the Leicestershire squire Charles Packe, whose Guide to the Pyrenees was used by Hilaire Belloc for his Pyrenean
tramps, and Count Henry Patrick Marie Russell-Killough, the Irish-French philosopher who lived in a cave on Vignemale, and who made 16 fist ascents at a time when the wilder parts of the range were known only to boar hunters and shepherds.
Signifying the two European football super powers either side of the tiny Pyrenean
principality, Sanchez point out: "We are not Spain, we are not France, are we?
5 bcm/year) and is seeking to build a new one between Northern Spain across the western Pyrenean
mountains through a joint venture with Naturgas fromSpain.
mountain dog, owned by a cancer-stricken boy undergoing treatment in France, has become the first pet since 1901 to bypass Britain's rigid quarantine requirement.
Contract notice: Execution of several operations of conservation and exploitation in the roads: N-240; N-260 pyrenean
axis and n-330 from alicante to france by zaragoza; A-23, A-21.
Far right, Newfoundland sister dogs Abbie and Heidi, 4, left, and Pyrenean
Mountain sister dogs Lily and Gladys, 3, owned by Nicky and Paul Clay from Wallasey.
No such compassion has been shown with the Pyrenean
pathways, which start with a long but reasonably flat opener before the following two days take the field over six massive climbs.
Bordeaux, San Sebastian & the Basque Country Flying direct from Liverpool Departing 10 & 24 September 2013 The vineyards of Bordeaux, the rich scenery and geology of the Basque coastline, the gorgeous beaches of San Sebastian, a scenic rail trip and a visit to the Pyrenean
town of St Jean Pied de Port, starting point for many of the Pilgrims on the Way to Santiago de Compostela: these are just some of the treats in store.
Roche anticipates Team Sky will aim to keep the pace high, limiting the prospect of attacks, in the two Pyrenean
mountain stages to come.
The Tour resumes following today's second rest day with the 197km 16th stage from Pau to Bagners-de-Luchon, which is the first of two big Pyrenean
days which will go a long way to deciding if Team Sky's Bradley Wiggins can become the first British winner in Paris on Sunday.
1km fabled Pyrenean
peak by breakaway companion Jeremy Roy (FDJ) and was unaware of the prize.