Le Mas des Comtes de Provence
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- Swimming pool
- Free parking
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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 ...
... a hundred years old. Check out the photos on the website of our cottage as we have no photos today. This location would be great for a family gathering, albeit a bit far to go.
After settling our things in the cottage, we headed to a nearby village for an exciting afternoon of ....laundry. Yes, since ...
... get a melon, which turned out not to be very ripe and Tasteless. Decided to take them back to the car and the. Headed to the castle, found the tourist office en route so got a map of walk round the town, the castle was pretty bleak from the outsider but the fort thing we aw inside was a beautiful garden with water feature complete with gold fish. Then into the castle which was pretty big, and we wound slowly through the rooms up to the roof. King Rene the good ...
... with a dancing cow on it - dancing Gangmeuh style! Visited the colosseum where they still have bullfights, but only using ribbons with no damage done to the bulls anymore. It was easy to imagine the days of the Roman gladiators, and then the Spanish bullfights, with roaring crowds and lots happening in the tunnels under the arena. Headed on to an abbey, then an underground area where ancient tunnels below the current old building showed streets that were lined with what looked like ...
... the acts. There were street performances everywhere, buskers galore. It was noisy, busy and a lot of fun just watching all the action. We were accosted everywhere with advertising material thrust into our hands and being told in French that we should come. Of course we said in our best French that we were Australian and spoke very little French at which time they realized they were wasting their time with us ...