Hotel Bel Angle
Travel Blogs from Les Angles
... like the columns you see were retrieved and used in the restoration.
The crypt is the original granite pillars which needed stonework pillars to support the upper floor.
Now, since 1988 nuns from the order the Community of the Beatitudes live here.
The walk down the mountain was a breeze and we waited and caught the bus back to Vernet Les Bains- a trip of only five minutes downhill!
... s sister and husband). Our accommodation at Castelnou was a renovated 2 bedroom cottage that was ancient. The usual stone walls, old beams and steep narrow stairs. No ghost unfortunately. The village, a haven for artists, is listed as one of the "beautiful French villages" and it is certainly worth visiting. Picture a small, quaint village with a cliff on one side, wall on the other, set on a hillside with a large ...
... the season and luckily we timed it perfectly with roadside stalls selling delicious cherries for 4 Euros per kg.
We spent several days driving over the mountains to the French and Spanish coasts. Collioure, on the coast near the Spanish border, reputedly produces the best anchovies in the world. We sampled the boquerones (white ones in vinegar) and the salted variety. Both were fabulous.
There was a huge area of well ...
... to the next bay brings you to Portlligat with its small collection of fishermen's houses, most bought up by Dali to create his home.
After Cadeques it was up to Perpignan, turning left into to Pyrenees Orientales in the Languedoc-Roussillon province and the village of Fuilla. The campsite sits in a beautiful valley with snow capped mountains in the distance.
Friday 23rd May
We cycled into Prades to buy a ...
... down on to the road the campsite was on and so followed this back, dodging the hundreds of bikers enjoying the thrill of the windy mountain road.
Sunday 18th May
The campsite proprietor makes homemade bread on Sundays and John bought some for breakfast and lunch. It was the most delicious bread I think I have ever tasted. It was a flat bread style topped with honey and roasted crushed almonds.
We went walking again today but headed south ...