Hotel Helvie

5, rue Claude Expilly, Vals-les-Bains, Rhône-Alpes, 7600, France | 3 star hotel
Prices starting from $115.00

Travel Blogs from Vals-les-Bains

Sun 22 June/DAY 7 - Orange to Lagorce

A travel blog entry by timsparling


... of swimming pools. I jumped in about as quickly as I could after arriving. The water was perfect. Nearly everyone else was also in the pool, on the pool deck, or at an outdoor table at the bar next to the pools. It was a perfect way to end a hot day on the bike.

All 13 of us had dinner together in the hotel dining room. Some kilometres from the nearest towns, this was the only practical option. But it was good. It ...

Orange to Lagorce (Vallon-Pont-d'Arc)

A travel blog entry by timsparling


... 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 ...

Life Has Its Ups and Downs (126km)

A travel blog entry by thebaz


It could've been the road conditions (mostly pretty rough). It might have been the heat (~30 degrees). Or maybe there really is something to the notion that when you take a break from prolonged intense activity your body thinks "thank god that's over" and shuts down (which is purportedly why Tour de France competitors still ride on their rest days). More likely it was all of the above plus the the 1530m ...

A few side notes

A travel blog entry by garth_family

... was worth the effort. 4. Traffic is a ***** on the Cote de Azure. Poor Fred spent way too much time behind the wheel today, creeping along from St. Tropez past Cannes and Nice and slowly into Monte Carlo. Monte Carlo was spectacular and well worth the time spent in the car, but it was a long day. We are very much looking forward to spending a week at Spannochia and relaxing a ...


A travel blog entry by mek1


... at the side of the cathedral, from which you could see the town below and indeed the whole countryside. Even the nuclear power plant in the distance. France gets 80% of its power from nuclear energy.

We then walked back down through the beautiful medieval town to the river. At the end of our walk we were invited to play petanque (pe Tan) which is bocci ball to us. They also served pastis and sausages. It was a fun afternoon.


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