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- Refrigerator in room
- Swimming pool
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- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
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Travel Blogs from Vals-les-Bains
... and up to the castle where great views were to be seen on a now sunny day.We went to the cathedral to hear an organ recital before returning for lunch and our fternoon tour of the Ardeche National Park and canyon and La Grotte de St Marcel d'Ardeche. GThe cave has 60 km of known passageways but we were only to do a few hundred metres. 248 steps took us down into a huge cavern with lots of interesting formations, galleries and amazing basins which were used to give a light ...
We remained in Tournan for the morning and toured the local castle which again is mainly 15th century. Usual situation built by the local Duc to tax passers by on the Rhone and local landowners etc with the church becoming involved when his line finished.
A detailed wine tasting followed so Sunday morning 11.00 hrs maybe a little early for some of us to be back on the alcohol!
Sun today so after slapping on the sun cream we got yesterday at the nice chemist (who let Peter have his prescription only eye drops without a prescription) decided not to have breakfast as it wasn't really a proper hotel so stop at boulangerie for the formulae - sandwich, gateau & coffee for peter and Quiche, gateau & coffee for me. The usual trouble finding the Via Rhona path so end up cycling along the busy road towards the next town where we ...
... there are lots of factories and suddenly there's the sign VR. Lovely to be out of the traffic and along the Rhone plus lovely such a lovely smooth path even if it takes a bit of a round about route. Get to Tain L'Hermitage where it looks like the same Rhone Cruise ship we saw in Lyon is docked & all the American tourists are on their way back to the boat, they don't seem to want to reply as ...
... and some expensive toll fees to pay too. When we arrived we had a lovely warm welcome from Her family, mum, younger sister with her boyfriend and Chloe with her best friend. Chloe made a lovely dinner and we had a lovely dinner, catching up and sharing stories and language ...