Hotel La Grande Eperviere
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Awoke today to our first grey day. Not so bad, we have had two and a half weeks of perfect weather. Left our very pleasant country hotel this morning in misty conditions. The hotel owners had a lovely big kelpie cross that wanted me to throw a stick for him this morning . He just stood there patiently with the stick in his mouth waiting for me to …
... when the moon is full, the spirit of the traitor is condemned to return to the scene which echoes with his loud sobs of repentance. We follow the path along the sandstone cliffs with drops of several hundred feet just inches to our right, and then we walk through chestnut forests to take a look at Les Portettes, a huge archway eroded over time. Retracing our steps we find caves and rock shelters like semi troglodyte dwellings dating back to around 3 ...
... twice as there were so many places to explore. Very different to Ruapehu, the only place I have snowboarded. Andy took us through some deep powder and we kept getting stuck! It took about 10min to get out coz the powder was so deep! We had an amazing day riding then that night we had a welcome party down at one of the bars. We knew some people from home on the trip so went to their room for a few pre drinks. The next day ...
... col – to cross over a pass
la forêt – forest
les montagnes – mountains
la vallée – valley
la plaine – plain
la rivière – river
le lac – lake
le ruisseau – stream
la cascade – waterfall
grande randonnée – long-distance hiking trail
... Napoleon. This was the road that Napoleon took when he returned to Paris with his army. We climbed the famous Col De Manse (used in this years Tour De France) and stopped at a lovely cafe at the top to regroup. After the morning climbs the lunch was needed and the quiche and pastries went down superb. The afternoon was fairly flat and fast with a few climbs so we reached ...
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- Adjoining Rooms
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed