Hameau de Valouse
Travel Blogs from Nyons
After getting up and showered as usual we sat back to have a cup of coffee (andy) and tea (Emma) and Emma partnered these with some left over bacon and eggs from the extremely lack lustre carbonara that we cooked last night (I'll warn you all that Barilla gluten free is quite terrible). But I was lucky enough to have some lovely fresh pain au chocolat - french pastries like a croissant but with chocolate too!
Everything into the car again and we were on the road, back ...
... which we returned to the next day to explore and were pleased to find a very good Huguenot museum in the next town of Poët Laval. Making our trip all the more interesting and personal to trace the history of my ancestors back to 1545 and 1685 when the Malans, together with other Protestants (the Huguenots or Vaudois)
How wonderful to have the car lent to us by some more generous friends, so that we can zoom all over to the local places of interest. ...
As today was our last full day in Crest we wanted something special to do. Tina had not finished her "gift" shopping due to the flying visit to Montelimar yesterday. We asked in the campsite reception for some ideas and the owner very kindly gave us a map with a great motorcycling route with some shops.
Boy were we not disappointed, the route was fantastic and very worthy of a last day excursion.
We left Crest to head for Nyons via ...
... in St-Cirq, African drummers in Gordes – or at least Sheahan’s interpretation of it) and this night was no exception. A large group of Czech travellers on a cycling tour were singing quite loudly into the wee hours of the morning. Sleeping in the van blocks out a fair bit of the noise so we usually don’t have any issues falling asleep but poor Sheahan was in for another sleepless night.
The next ...
We said goodbye to Sablet this morning about 7:45am.
We were sad to leave, as our three weeks in Provence have exceeded all our expectations and we could easily have stayed, comfortably much longer. It's very likely that we will return someday.
It was cloudy and overcast this morning and according to the forecast we should expect it all day. We took a short cut across the vineyards heading north and planning to intersect the autoroute ...
- Swimming pool
- Free parking
- Pets allowed