Chateau de Picomtal
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It is late, but now that we have WiFi, I need to share a couple pictures and just say that Chateau Picomtal was one fabulous, stunning place. The pictures will say it all. More later. Heading to Switzerland tomorrow.
... col – to cross over a pass
la forêt – forest
les montagnes – mountains
la vallée – valley
la plaine – plain
la rivière – river
le lac – lake
le ruisseau – stream
la cascade – waterfall
grande randonnée – long-distance hiking trail
... brilliant until about 6.6.00 pm and then then clouds started gathering. Stopped at Corps. Little village on Napoleons route. Walked thro village in rain. Stayed in Hotel Napolepn. Lovely village alpine. Lost jumper this morning. Stopped at Mac D. In huge shopping Centre and bought two jumpers socks and glasses for Michael. Lovely ...
... out into goat tracks, in Saint-Martin-de-Queyrieres, looking for caves where the local wine was pressed at the time Briancon was full of soldiers. The tourist office had given us a book (in French) and explained that at the time, the locals made very bad wine and sold it to the soldiers. The picture looked interesting, but like the day before, we found no signs and couldn’t find the caves.
We did, though find ...
... a shot once we were higher than anything in Australia and finally finished at 2700m. The camper has been surprisingly easy to drive, maybe the week in Italy helped out but the roads have been wide enough to cope with passing cyclists and oncoming cars - no aggro like home.We have been able to take "short cuts" though three days ago we went over Col de Telegraph and Col de Galibier instead of the correct route but managed to beat in most ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
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.