Hotel Des Echevins
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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 ...
... the same as when he painted Cafe terrace at night. We also visited the Hotel Dieu, the hospital that Van Gogh attended.
Of course the obligatory cathedral and more remains also came to our attention !!
Now back in our cabin bringing out our suitcases for the packing up and preparation for departue tomorrow at 08.00 hrs. Leaving the warm sunshine behind a bit of a blow but the blow of the Mistral is now starting too.
Here's to the next ...
... homes and gorgeous shops selling lavender ice-cream, nougat in every flavour possible (including lavender which was yummy), cocktail mixers in huge glass barrel jars with taps on them (buy a bottle of whatever size you want and pour it directly from the barrel), huge blocks of chocolate that come with a metal hammer for crushing, some very expensive dress shops (E450 for a very plain red summer dress!), Provence style aprons, tea towels, table cloths, cicadas, soaps, ...
... I bought a bottle of Burgundy wine as Beaune is situated in the Burgundy wine region. We then went to hotel where we sat down for dinner almost straight away. The set menu started with a salad for entree which had beetroot and mustard dressing. With bread to mop up the dressing this was a really delicious start to the meal. I really enjoyed having something relatively healthy again! For main we ...