Hotel Helvie

5, rue Claude Expilly, Vals-les-Bains, Rhône-Alpes, 7600, France | 3 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Vals-les-Bains

Moving on down south....

A travel blog entry by westcrofter on Aug 01, 2014

8 comments, 35 photos

... what we did, Peter read about four books in front of the fire while it drizzled outside and we simply caught up with emails, and paying bills, and doing the washing and all the things that eventually need doing.

We were in an area that had once been part of the Roman Empire and some of their constructions are still standing! The traffic still enters the city of Autun under the arches! We loved exploring old towns in the area, Nolay, Vezelay, ...

Chillaxing day

A travel blog entry by lin.crook.999 on Jul 26, 2014

5 photos

... route down a disused railway line over a footbridge spanning the Ardeche river, through some lovely lanes filled with sunflowers and grape vines, then down a path along side of the river for a few km before popping us out in Roums. We had a lovely wander through the little village stopping for coffee, well it was supposed to be coffee but it was sooooo hot it turned into beer ;-). Decided to ...

And today we survived the River Ardeche

A travel blog entry by lin.crook.999 on Jul 25, 2014

3 comments, 8 photos

... over the edge,!! We paddled under the Arc and onto the beach with a great sigh of relief and very wet pants. As we had got so wet on the various rapids, we decided to take a dip in the river fully clothed. We sat and had lunch whilst watching people float past. from there it was a lovely 20 min paddle down the river to the pick up point and back home for tea and medals, well we think we deserve one. P.S I have never been so scared in all my life, but Andy loved it. ...

And today we survived the river Ardeche!!!!

A travel blog entry by lin.crook.999 on Jul 25, 2014

... life jackets and a map of the river showing the danger points and which way to navigate them, unfortunately the map was made of paper and the first Shute we went down it became paper mâché. These shutes were ways of getting down the weirs, they were like water slides for canoes, managed to to do all 4 shutes during the trip without any problems but we did see many people capsize. We then came across our first of many white water rapids, Andy sat behind ...

Travelling days

A travel blog entry by aimeesean on Jul 16, 2014

8 photos

... 1's not number 2's as there is a standing rule of no 'poo in the loo'. After a quick shower the group headed into the gothic quarter for a walking tour around some historic Spanish buildings and squares. John (tour manager) is a fountain of information about what we are looking at and has some pretty sweet stories to follow up with. After stopping at a local pub for a taste of sangria we head back on the metro and try get a good nights sleep after a hard days ...

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This 3 star hotel is located on 5, rue Claude Expilly, Vals-les-Bains.
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