Photos of Hotel l'Astrolabe
TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel l'Astrolabe Oloron-Sainte-Marie
Travel Blogs from Oloron-Sainte-Marie
... her, statues, etc. a certain gentleness to Lourdes. It must be appallingly touristy in season—the shops sell every kind of statue and rosary and religious item. It’s a lot in winter, and most of them are closed now. But clearly people who come here are passionate and dedicated to their faith.
And they are very, very hopeful.
I suppose if a 14 year old girl who couldn’t learn the first catechism lesson can become a saint and bring ...
After Carcassonne we headed away to find a restaurant that Patrick and Jerome had raved about. Best Bean Cassoulet in the world! Took a while but we found it, and Eric the chef, who informed us that they were fully booked and couldn't seat us today. Never mind.
Headed in a roughly southwest direction looking for back roads to Andorra. Ended up staying Foix the night, Stuffed from some hard out riding, but happy.
The grotto was beautiful. The rock walls were freezing to the touch. But there was a sense of tranquility as we sat and prayed. Cherry and I walked the mountain to see the Stations of the Cross and drank the Holy Water from the Grotto. There were lots of people waiting to go into the baths but you weren't allowed to watch. We purchased little bottles to take some Holy Water home but you could buy 5 ...
... sold fantastic Jerusalems … a reasonable compromise.
The Geese Farm Meal with Laure-Marie and Jean-Luc was splendid … Huges' recommendation! These folk were farmers and whilst we looked forward to the foie gras, the idea of a
Maryland of geese didn’t excite me. It was succulent, the skin was decadent with all the fat underneath ensuring that there was a’ crunch’ ...
... the ground wasn't actually flattened as it should have been an Toby would need to get someone in with a digger to sort it out. Giovanni invited us all for dinner at his house that night. We had barbecued veil steaks with locally picked mushrooms and sautéed potatoes - totally devine. At dinner we made plans to make the most of the weather the next two days - so the next day we went climbing again. With Giovanni this time it was a bit less ...