Domaine du Colombier
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- Swimming pool
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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We started with a walking tour of Viviers, a village of about 5000 people. Narrow streets, old buildings, the church dating back to the 14(?) century. The walk spiralled up to the cathedral, which is the smallest one in France. Here, we were treated to an organ recital in the cathedral-what beautiful acoustics!
in the afternoon, we had a quick French cooking class - crepe ...
... where its a little cooler but you start to climb. Its harder now....
There were heaps and heaps of cyclists and motorbikes and cars were everywhere. Its crazy. Cyclists everywhere!
On the way up some cyclists that were coming down were clapping, cheering and calling out to us. There were also lots of people having picnics all the way up that were calling out allez allez to us - which means go go!
As I was biking I ...
... our water was good. We had some 'Black Doctor" which is ice cold coke to keep us going. The temperature was 32 degrees.
Art did a mistake and took off too early near the top but it was still 6kms to go! He got away by about 1km but I was going at a steady slow pace and caught him because he had to stop because he was hurting too much.
5kms from the end I was feeling really sick, from the heat and my legs were ...
... Without any machines and limited tool access, mostly just strength and man power. We waited inline for what seemed like a million and five years and then we were finally in. I cannot even describe into worlds how freakin enormously large this place was. Like it doesn't even make sense why this building is so big. Why would the King of France need such an immensely large house?? It even had a basement!! Each room had a room, and in that room ...
... out the most amazing view. 2 ice creams and 4 soft drinks - £20! Ouch!
By now, Helena was having withdrawal symptoms from the pool so we headed home. I don't know how they did it, but she and Louis had a great time in the freezing water!! I watched!
Dominoes is our new favourite past time which we played outside for a while and sent the children to bed early - they are a bit tired and grumpy!