Domaine du Colombier
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... water then the bartender filled our bottles before we moved on to Pont d'Arc, which was a very impressive and very busy spot, then through Vallon-Pont-d'Arc and finally Ruoms on our way to our hotel which is part of a large camping resort area near Lagorce.
The Domain de Chaussy is an awful lot like the place we stayed in Gréoux-les-Bains in 2011. In the middle of the hotel and the substantial number of campsites is ...
... the last couple of kilometres to the hotel gave us a quite steep climb.
As you peruse the pictures you may be able to see some small objects on the river. Those are kayaks, and when we got to the end we found a roaring business of kayak rentals with options of 8, 12, 24 and 30 km trips. It was very tempting.
This is obviously a popular French holiday area ...
... was marvelous, right down to the light show.
It was darn hot here today. Mark and I got started by doing our laundry this morning at an outdoor laundry kiosk in the corner of the parking lot of a large supermarket a few blocks from the hotel. We picked up some stamps and I picked up some postcards and grabbed a quick sandwich and an Orangina while we waited. I think we saw nearly everyone else in our group come by the laundry kiosk ...
It was one of those tours with a recorded tour guide. After we had lunch and then 5 of the group headed off in the van to Chateauneuf-du-Pape. I am currently sitting by the pool with Peter, Sue, Mesfin and Barry. Dave and Linda headed off on their bikes - it is only about 15 km away. If the van comes back some of the rest of us may go.
... and the three musketeers followed.
The immediate 400-m climb was not greatly appreciated, but once that was done we only had to contend with the wind and the heat (over 30C). We rode through some very pretty country with lots of photo stops. Unfortunately you are only getting the products from my camera since we do not seem to be able to download others to my iPad.
Once we had gone through ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free parking
- Pets allowed