Hotel La Bellaudiere
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Today we packed up all of our gear into Reggie and began the trip to France. We've decided to stay in Grasse in Provence, as it's not too far from Biassa (4.5 hours) and we can use it as a starting point to find some lavender fields and visit the Camargue. Grasse is a very famous town in France as it is the World's Perfume capital. Apparently two third of France's natural 'aromas' that are used in flavourings and perfumes are made here and lots of 'noses' (Les Nez) have been ...
... all cleared up.. So we were facing an unknown amount of time on a stranded train in the middle of nowhere! But thankfully, it was cleaned up a lot quicker than first predicted and we were on our way after like I said, an hour and a half..
I unfortunately happened to be on the correct side to see the gory scene as we passed it... it wasn't very nice.. but thankfully they had covered most of it up.
So we got through to Cannes ...
... to Paris. Obviously she was only allowed to die in Paris. Queen Victoria used to spend her summer breaks in Grasse and had a small castle on the hill in Grasse.
The International Perfumery Museum is a must see and gives you a good insight of the perfume history manufacturing in the area, including the history of the special Jasmin they used to grow in the region. The Jasmin grown in this region was very much sought after in ...
The service unusually was very efficient and we had to actually slow it down ourselves otherwise it could even have felt slightly rushed which is not the norm in France.
We wandered happily to the fountain and sat for awhile in the shade. Very soon peace was disturbed by groups of local schoolchildren on some sort of treasure hunt with their
teachers. French schoolchildren are so well behaved and at one point a group came rushing up to us and very ...
... have, the beach was just
down the end of the road, never mind.
At the campsite I used the internet cafe, had a
drink, went back to the cabin to have a shower, then came back to the
bar to have a few more drinks before going to bed.
It was a warm night but it eventually got
cooler. The biggest mistake of the day was not following everyone to
the beach when they went, but I will learn from mistakes.
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- Free parking