Hotel Les Grenettes
- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Tennis Court
- Minbar in room
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Outdoor pool
- Non-smoking hotel
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Travel Blogs from Sainte Marie de Re
... we found the church up on the hill….puff, puff, puff go the old fogies, boy were we glad of a sit down in a pew when we got there. It had the most beautiful stained glass windows we have ever seen, each one telling a different story. Back down in the town we walked along a boardwalk that ran around a lake just behind where we were parked, then sat for a while and watched the world ...
... walk around the port area of the town was followed by a lovely lunch at a dockside restaurant. Think the photo will tell the story. We first met Carol and Yoann when they Couch-surfed with us and then we stayed with them in Brittany on our last trip to France. Since then they have married and they shared their wedding album with us over lunch along with their Australian album in which we featured. We then caught an electric ferry across to the main town and walked along ...
... call it 'planing de l'eau?' The lady in the Pattiserie I was temporarily heading for seemed a little unnerved.
I didn't bring 2 bikes all this way not to use them, so today I booked a pitch for the night at L'ocean camping. It's their first day open for the season and there's only one other van here. If there's 2 sharing the shower cubicle tonight I'll be asking some questions. Headed off in a monsoon to ...
... not exactly the stuff of everyday communication.
But ever since coming to Cristallin, I've started to see the wisdom in that choice. Everywhere we look we are reminded of folk tales and fairy stories.
We've also started to see very clearly (Cristallin means clear vision) the gap between fantasy and reality; the truth of the rose-tinted glasses metaphor; mythical vs real-life France.
Beauty and the Beast?
Look no further than ...
... little medieval village of Vouvant, I made sure to ask for un crème très chaud! The patron didn't bat an eyelid and it came hot-- so --another success.
This cafe thing is quite bizarre. I've always thought of France as a country with a cafe on every corner. In reality, at least in this area, it's hard to spot one and forget a decent barista!
We went to the Saturday market this morning, foregoing our usual bowl of muesli and ...