Le Clos des Bruyeres
Travel Blogs from Vallon-Pont-d'Arc
... in to one and there were consequently stairs (marble) going up and down in many different places, getting us quite lost. But what a magical home, so beautifully renovated and decorated! And in an ancient city filled with cobbled stoned pathways twisting up and down the hill upon which it stands, alongside the mighty Rhône river.
We were delighted to be taken by our hosts to a lovely concert of Schubert chamber music performed in an old church in an ...
... via the SuperU (supermarket) as we needed water and a few bits, then found our way back to the railway line, we were nearly 2 puddles at this point as the sun was so strong. Back to the site for a welcoming dip in the pool, BBQ and and early night tonight, off to Narbonne in the south of France. Oh and I'm sick of the sound of Cicada in the trees!!! they go on and on and on allllll day. See ya all later ...
Vast gardens are laid out in the very formal balanced style that le Notre used with paths and fountains, statues and great big urns of flowering plants.
That weekend was spent with the Leloup family at their lovely home in Nemours, just near to Fontainebleau and we were treated like royalty! Joffrey and his whole family are such delightful people and we made ourselves understood in a mixture of our poor French and their ...
... and a large drop in front of us, we had no time to panic as it was upon us before we realised and had to go with the flow, we paddled around and even over some of the rocks and, there was the drop, the canoe went nose first taking us with it and somehow (I'm not sure how) we were down to loud cheers and clapping from the crowd. They were obviously there waiting for people to fall out!!! Pretty sure our faces were a picture when we went over the edge!!! We paddled ...
From the Gorge of Verdon at 500m altitude, we headed down to the coast to visit Avignon, Pont Du Gard and Nimes before driving into Languedoc from Haute Provence.
There was huge traffic jam getting into Avignon, and no parking as there was festivities there, so we headed off ...
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking