Hotel-restaurant La Toupinelle
Travel Blogs from Bras-d'Asse
... waiting for us to see!
What a joy to feel and smell endless lavender and sunflowers side by side - miles and miles of them!
After a bit of "babyfoot" in a village and watched locals play petanque by a castle, we headed back to Esparron for dinner and a relaxing evening in the castle.
... 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!
... as the road swept skyward to cross the next mountain brining you high above the French pastures below. So high in fact that your ears would pop. Never reaching a speed of more than 60 km's per hour. Temperatures would differ over ten degrees from the valley to the mountain top. It was a great afternoon where we saw the back roads of France that few tourists would sight. Our day was topped off by us finding the perfect free camping ...
... sculptures. Buying wine in boxes is quite normal direct and a cheap option - we had to talk Pascal into only a bottle, he wanted a 5 litre box, he came round in the end but choosing that bottle took awhile. We avoided the main highways and toll roads so our GPS tooks us through many back roads to Miramas. The most short, sharp and forceful storm, fork lightening, wind, hail, all the cars on the road stopped, no one could see, they all put on hazzards lights etc ...
... assured they would connect when we needed it. The electricity was not 10 amps as we had been led to believe so we made short work of the 8 6-amp fuse boxes, but found 10amp box over the road. Only blew 2 of the 4 during the first night. The patron reset all the 6-amps for us to blow but not the 10-amps.
The campsite is terraced and full of oak trees. Acorns kept dropping on the roof. We wondered what the ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking