Hotel La Grande Eperviere
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... and the sun trying to break through the clouds. (And there were dozens of other cyclists on this climb today, too.) But it was still over 1300 m up in the Alps. Peter kept his jacket and long pants on the whole way up.
After the usual one-by-one arrival and photos, down we went. And it was chilly. Linda's hands turned a fairly impressive shade of pale, so she and Dave stopped at a café in Le Périer to warm up. The rest of us chugged on to Valbonnais where ...
Must admit that the day started out with aching muscles everywhere. Some of the discomfort may have come from the demi pichet of house red, which, by the way, was a very nice Cote du Rhone.
I installed one of Dave's seats on my bike, and it has turned out to be the best of the three. Unfortunately I have bruised my sit bones trying to use the one that I bought, so there is still a fair amount of standing.
... were happy with the cheese!
There was a break for lunch... a long break as usual, so we took our cheese and wine and headed back to our place at La Chalp to eat our cheese & have a glass of wine. The wine.. again 14%, was a little much in the sunshine at lunch so we didn't head straight back to the jazz... a leisurely time before we headed back to hear the jam session to end the Jazz Weekend program at Fort Queyras.
... in our immediate space... beautiful!
We went for a short drive to the next town for some lunch, a baguette with local ham and cheese and un verre de vin blanc in Brunissard.
After that it was off to the Jazz at Fort Queyras again.We arrived earlier so as to secure a closser parking space at the top of the hill for the SHORTER climb up the steep hill to the fort. Jazz ...
We found the tiny medieval town of Annot in the mountain area of Provence. The aire isn't very nice at all, so we pulled up at a nice spot on the edge of the river instead. Now we are in France we can wildcamp. The walk up into the mountains is fabulous. The area is called Les Gres d'Annot. It took us an hour or so to walk to the famous Chambre du Roi, where legend has it that a prince once took refuge there but was ultimately killed by a traitor, and now, ...
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- Adjoining Rooms
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed