Chateau de Picomtal
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... went to hertz as the car has had a light on for a few days. They didn't have any Anglais either! It really does amaze me how humans can understand one another without words. Attempted to get to a local park where the snow runoff lands in a wonderful waterfall but it was FREEZING!! So we went home and Nicholas practised his Boy Scout skills and made us a fire. Home made Fried Rice was a hit again... Then a sit by the fire to plan Padua and ...
... run around the car park while Nicholas keyed in the only address we had. And we headed off. I did pretty well considering I had 3 new situations. Manual, van, LH drive. And then it happened. The wretched man was up in a mountain somewhere. As we started up inclines it became very scary. Inches between the road and sheer cliff. There were no barriers whatsoever. Wk kept climbing and had it been under different circumstances it would have ...
... run into Gap.
This worked out...let's go with "well enough". Turned off N85 onto D14 and followed the signs to Col de Manse, which was at the end of a stretch of quiet roads past several farms. By then the rain had started, first as just spitting but then actual light rain. We stopped for a few minutes at the col for Linda to put on every dry glove she had before a swift descent along the wide departmental road D944, then along the lower half of the ...
Must admit that the day started out with aching muscles everywhere. Some of the discomfort may have come from the demi pichet of house red, which, by the way, was a very nice Cote du Rhone.
I installed one of Dave's seats on my bike, and it has turned out to be the best of the three. Unfortunately I have bruised my sit bones trying to use the one that I bought, so there is still a fair amount of standing.
... red light I encountered while still descending into town.
Nevertheless I arrived at the hotel dry and unscathed, only minutes ahead of both the rain and the van, which was pretty good timing indeed.
The others, I am sad to report, once again did not fare as well, but at least no one encountered the hail that had preceded our arrival. And if the forecast holds true, this should the last of the wet weather, at least for a wile.
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TravelPod Member ReviewsChateau de Picomtal Crots
This Chateau was renovated beautifully and with great attention to detail and warmth. The owners, Jacque and Sharon were lovely and attentive. The views are stunning, the gardens peaceful and the rooms wonderful. I would stay there again and hope that others do to!
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.