Hotel Des Arts
Travel Blogs from Aix-en-Provence
... recommended us to go. We googled map the place and it's supposedly 1.6km away from our apartment, which is pretty reasonable walk. However, we were lost and couldn't find the place, which is not the first time, so it's not surprising haha, but I was really hungry then, Cus we didn't eat dinner the yesterday and breakfast today. So by lunch, I was really hungry already. After a really long walk, we found the address of the place, but the restaurant was nowhere to be found!! So ...
Ryan Air -that could be a whole'nother blog in itself. Suffice to say we arrived Marsailes, picked up our little Citroen Picasso and started off to Antibes. My " Navigating Grasshopper " with her life saving "Tom Tom" got us there safe and sound. I had booked, on-line, what I thought was a decent looking little 1 bedroom apartment with a kitchenette, ...
... Hunter if she wanted to watch the new Transformers movie in French, but she didn't want to. So we went to the pay machines, and I was pleasantly surprised that it only cost 5 euros for parking.
We came back to the hotel, relaxed a little, and ended up taking a nap. The maid came by and knocked on the door. I didn't answer, and she went away. It seemed like they were cleaning the floors or something. Strange.
By the time we came back to consciousness, it ...
... longer than expected: 4+ hours to cover 200km, I enjoyed the mountain drive without traffic and green scenary, to arrive at elevated village with a beautiful green lake and a medieval castle to stay by 7pm!
The owner of the chateau was there to warmly welcome us, and we enjoyed our stay like guests more than visitors!
... but they really weren't the stand out!! Then up to the palace. The walk was another highlight (and another catch up with Fabrizio) and the view down to the water was amazing. The palace is quite small and we just meandered a bit around the square. There was a bit of a commotion and the police were getting people off the street. You wouldn't believe it but the Prince of Monaco drove past. He gave a little wave which was nice but all a bit odd!! The square is essentially his driveway. ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Free parking