Hello Andorra, my 50th country!
We would be making our way back to our end point of St Malo, there were a few routes we could take, one being straight through Andorra, so we leapt at the chance to visit.
Andorra is a tiny, minicountry wedged between France and Spain in the Pyrenees mountains. It’s known for its ski resorts and a tax-haven status that encourages duty-free shopping. We were going to be doing neither (even though one is Shan's favourite hobby and the other mine).
We drove through border control into Andorra, we stopped and showed our passports and were through, parked up in the capital Andorra la Vella and had a wander around looking at its boutiques and jewellers and finding ourselves in a big supermarket getting lots of food for the rest of the days long journey. The back drop to the buildings were most exciting though as the land looks like it's in a valley and the snow peaked mountains mixed with the hot air made a stunning setting. Out of town, on the mountains with ski resorts clustering the mountain side the air was a cool 8 degrees.
We fuelled up as it's cheap for fuel at only 1.129 (compared to average 1.329 in France/Spain) then exited Andorra, through border control again just showing passport. And continued driving through the snowy Pyrenees to Bordeaux.
(Pair-a-knees in the Pyrenees)