BEST WESTERN Grand Hotel Francais
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What a weekend!
First, let me back up to classes last week. We started our new Thursday classes. I had history class: "Routes de Vin". It's a WINE history class and it follows its expansion through out Europe/it's impact on history. Obviously, I am thrilled to be taking this! So I went home to my host family and started to share my …
... Worn out by the walking and the heat ,27 degrees today we head for the cloisters of and old abbey to enjoy some shade and a glass of ice cold Perrier.
We wend our way back to the B&B through the vineyards stretching as far as the eye can see and prepare for tomorrows journey.
We are able to enjoy a meal in a restaurant within easy walking distance tonight and whilst not as individualistic as yesterdays we had an excellent ...
... haven't entirely started school. We attend class everyday, but really our classes are just repeating the rules, objectives, etc. of the course. It is so bizzare. Its like syllabus week over and over and over again. Its actually getting to the point where I want to learn things! Crazy, I know. I am taking 4 business classes, and 1 culture class. My culture class and one of my business classes are in Spanish, which hopefully will improve my spanish a lot. The only awkward ...
We have now completed our wonderful week on the Canal Du Midi.
Since my last post we have now become experts at maneuvering those lochs and we each had our jobs and worked as a team really well.
After the first night when we had some rain and discovered the hatches leaked a bit, our excellent run of perfect weather then continued for a magic week on the ...
... Desmirail, where our tour guide is soon to marry a NZer and live in Akkd. She has a job lined up doing wine tours on Waihiki island. She did not give us the word to word lines on wine production as all the group were on their 2nd day of tours, and Mary our driver, suggested we spend more time tasting. The winery production area was originally built as a stable - we had guessed that. They have the std 35 hectares of grapes and produce 600-700,000 bottles annually. ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Pets allowed