Chateau Hotel du Monard
Travel Blogs from Montboucher-sur-Jabron
... what we did, Peter read about four books in front of the fire while it drizzled outside and we simply caught up with emails, and paying bills, and doing the washing and all the things that eventually need doing.
We were in an area that had once been part of the Roman Empire and some of their constructions are still standing! The traffic still enters the city of Autun under the arches! We loved exploring old towns in the area, Nolay, Vezelay, ...
... route down a disused railway line over a footbridge spanning the Ardeche river, through some lovely lanes filled with sunflowers and grape vines, then down a path along side of the river for a few km before popping us out in Roums. We had a lovely wander through the little village stopping for coffee, well it was supposed to be coffee but it was sooooo hot it turned into beer ;-). Decided to ...
... which was unique. Different wines complemented different chocolates, and the experience was to understand the interplay of the different flavors with one another.
Our last stop was perhaps the most fun (although all of them were great!), as we drove to the very top of the town of Chateauneuf du Pape to the Cave du St. Charles, and our master sommelier, Guy, hosted us all for a private tasting of 8 different wines from the region. Guy is very knowledgeable ...
... arch and onto the beach, heaving a great sigh of relief. As we had got very wet on various rapids we both decided to take a dip in the river fully clothed! Sat and had lunch whilst watching people float past. From there it was a lovely 20 min paddle down the river to our pick up point back home for tea and medals (well we think we deserved one) , take a look at this, it's not us but gives you an idea of where we were!! Ps I have never ever been so scared in my whole life ...
... Her ethereal voice and electric guitar,both flavored with East Indian tones, follow us up the stairs to our apartment. We open all the doors and shutters and try to read, but the afternoon heat soon makes napping the only reasonable activity.
Et alors, I wish you "Bon Dimanche." I hope that your own day is one of good food, connecting with family and friends, and the most leisurely of Sunday activities. ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services