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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... with our developing plan we get on the bikes and head to Cueno, our first Italian city. We have a few chores to catch up on and items to pick up, we busted the bike tire pump a few days ago, lost the pot, ran out of bug spray, and needed another bike lock. We start our day just shy of noon and ride 40 flat kilometres into the city. The rest of the day is spend into and out of stores, a few random cheap beers and finding wine in a carton again! Something we hadn't seen since ...
... of the 2?!?? It's not. There MAY be a few similar words, such as thank-you and hello but when it comes down to verbs, it doesn't translate over easily. Our grocery shopping experience at the quiet local Italian pasterria became an epic game of hand gestures, 4 languages and an urgent call on the local neighbour boy to come over and translate our conversation! It was great entertainment and everyone left with smiles. Our meal turned out to be a success, pesto and pasta is the way to ...
... Excellent location considering we were also in the of water for our evening stop. We find a flat space, peel off the sweaty clothes dance around naked yelling "freedom" a few times before we jump into our long under wears. I get right down to setting up the tent and organizing the sleeping stuff, Kory goes to fetch us water. After a few minutes to long I realize Kory should be back by now. Feeling urgency for not having noticed the duration of time sooner ...
... 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 ...
... has a terrible history which we learnt about in the museum. In 2010 the Lords of the North came on a crusade to put the Cathar heresy to the fire and the sword. Very gruesome. Felicity and Genevieve enjoyed exploring the Natural Stone Bridges, originating from the underground flow of The Cesse river - while Simon had a beer to soothe his sore throat and get out of the very cold wind! There are some great local artists displaying their paintings and crafts in the ...