Mas de Galoffre
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- Shuttle bus service
- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Tennis Court
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
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After getting use to the sound of hoot owls in the night we slept in until 8:00am this morning. We awoke to a low cloud level and cool temperatures but the promise of a sunny day lay ahead. After a pot of coffee (loved that after a month of espressos) and a light breakfast, we took a walk through the village of Noves.
Noves is is a very small village with only a few hundred inhabitants. At one time there were ramparts around the town but only a few remain along with a few ...
... was the wifi module that didn't work. We walked towards the centre of the town but decided that an interesting food option wasn't going to be easy to find so we headed to a pub just across the road from the hotel which did a standard pub menu. We had burgers and a nondescript glass of white wine, however the waitress was friendly and tried hard to use her limited English to serve us; which was way better than our limited French used to place the order ...
... the middle ages. The area was filled with tourists for a good reason. The lower town is pedestrian lanes; today lined with shops. The upper area is the ruins of a highly fortified castle once owned by the Lords of Baux.
An excellent audio guide brought the place to life, along with some guys in costume who put on two shows; a catapult demonstration and a hand to hand combat demonstration. The audience ...
... WOW for the day. We had planned on dressing up fancy but it was too darn cold so off we trotted for dinner. Just strolling up the treelined walkway towards the restaurant was incredible. The carousel with its coloured lights in front of the 2000 year old arena was amazing and right there in the middle of town. Another wow, the restaurant was a real art treat with a fabulous atmosphere. We had decided before we got there that we would have all courses, ...
... Gard remained intact due to the importance of its secondary function as a toll bridge. For centuries the local lords and bishops were responsible for its upkeep in exchange for the right to levy tolls on travellers using it to cross the river, although some of its stones were looted and serious damage were inflicted on it in the 17th century. It attracted increasing attention staring in the 18th century and became an important ...