another ambition fulfilled, seeing and driving over the worlds tallest bridge, the stunning Millau viaduct

crossing the worlds tallest bridge in a vintage VW camper

Millau – A bridge so high up in the Sky

Earlier this year, as part of my European road trip after the vintage VW event in Ninove, Belgium, I wanted to visit and drive across the stunning Millau Viaduct in southern France in my old VW Canterbury Pitt camper. The viaduct is a stunning cable-stayed bridge that spans the valley of the River Tarn near Millau, and is in my humble opinion, a modern-day 8th wonder of the world! The Millau viaduct is 2,460m long and holds the world record as the tallest bridge at 343m (taller than the Eiffel tower!).

another ambition fulfilled, seeing and driving over the worlds tallest bridge, the stunning Millau viaduct
another ambition fulfilled, seeing and driving over the worlds tallest bridge, the stunning Millau viaduct

All aboard the Millau Crossing

Going through some of my older photos from the trip recently I found this video I had taken of the drive across. So now you can get a virtual idea of the crossing… big thanks to my son Indiana for recently composing the music for the video!

Maybe not everyone’s cup of tea, and possibly a bit nerdy, but it was something I really wanted to see whilst out in southern France. I do love a great bit of structural engineering!

An Architectural wonder of the world

This along with seeing Le Corbusier’s stunning chapel La Ronchamp (Notre Dame du Haut) – I do love a bit of modernist Architecture!

life long ambition fulfilled seeing Le Corbusier's La Ronchamp (Notre Dame du Haut)
life long ambition fulfilled seeing Le Corbusier’s La Ronchamp (Notre Dame du Haut)

The beautiful curvaceous sculptural form of the exterior

the view up inside one of La Ronchamps light well towers
the view up inside one of La Ronchamps light well towers

Tall light wells draw in natural daylight…

small chapel within La Ronchamp
small chapel within La Ronchamp

…to create meditative mood lighting in some of the internal private chapel spaces.

the serene and tranquil interior of La Ronchamp
the serene and tranquil interior of La Ronchamp

Whilst the main space is illuminated through a series of different sized openings with contemporary stained glass. A truly amazing space to be in! Seeing these old pics makes me want to get back on the road for another road trip… best crack on with getting my new interior sorted then!

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