Hotel Club Espace
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Club Espace Saint-Jean-de-Minervois
Very nice hotel and close to the walled city
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Travel Blogs from Saint-Jean-de-Minervois
... road. As they roar off down the road one gleaming MultiStrada remains silent. At least ours starts, you funny *******!
As we headed off yet another string of Ducatis come howling down the road towards us, absolutely tearing up the tarmac with their backside sized rear tyres and deafening the countryside with howling Termignoni exhaust systems. Very cool.
But still you wonder, how could we have jumped the wrong way? What led us to make, what is so clearly ...
The big drive from Italy to France, we chose Carros thinking it was a central spot to visit Monaco, Venice, Cannes etc - a good idea whilst it lasted.
It's in an industrial area and there's nothing around except a McDonalds and a supermarket.
The hotel was not clean, carpets dirty and I wouldn't eat there.
Went to the pool to relax and swim, well swimming was out, the pool was like ice even though the weather was stinking hot and muggy.
Now it was time to move on, although the distances on the map show we haven't gotten far. The windy and often steep roads in the mountain country mean a lot of driving around. That is in no way a negative because the visual bombardment of soaring grey limestone mountains, carved gorges, heavily wooded forest, rushing blue rivers and terra cotta rooved villages of stone houses crammed together made this ...
... plan this time around was to drive to Peillon and hike the trail that we accidentally stumbled upon the first time around. As luck would have it, we missed the turn to Peille just barely and as the roads here are windy, narrow and scary to say the least we both quickly changed the plan to find the other end of the hiking trail from Peille to Peillon. Roughly 15 minutes later we parked the car, packed up all of our hiking goods and hit headed in the direction ...
... and the farming history, but the story of Minerve is really interesting. You can read more on it here if curious: www.cathar.info.
The architecture, the natural beauty and the history of this place seem a bit surreal when you're there... all of this make Minerve a must visit if in the Languedoc region. Now the streets are lined with artisan stores and fancy restaurants. I think, however, it's important to reflect and ...