Le Chatel Hotel-Restaurant
- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Non-smoking rooms
- Breakfast Available
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Non-smoking hotel
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First we had to negotiate ourselves out of the car park and into the Aires car park, which we did with much miming and sign language, our French not being as good as our poor German. Clermont-Ferrand, we discovered, is Michelin tyre city. The head office and an enormous factory were situated just next to our camp spot. Set off by tram into Clemont-Ferrand town to find a dentist to mend my broken tooth. After extremely helpful staff at Tourist Info ...
... passing through dismiss the town entirely as a result. Locals tell us Clermont-Ferrand is the end of the toll-free highway, so it is regarded by the French as but a pitstop en route to the vacation resorts in the south.
We had the advantage of a home base and one-month's time to discover Clermont-Ferrand. We came to know it for its multiculturalism and for the lack of pretence by its citizens. Everyone says hello -- even the teenage boys ...
Caleb and I ventured out to catch a game or two of a junior tennis tournament that was starting today. The teenagers were playing on clay courts just like at Rolland Garos (French Open). I went over with Caleb all of the different types of playing surfaces at the four majors in tennis. Close by Caleb approach some teenagers and promptly got us both into ...
... and two points for a spectacular goal - think 360 spin or no look goal etc. Our team was awesome and we won all four games. The final play was epic - I was twenty feet away from the other teams goal and facing away from it - I received a pass, bent down an rifled it on net between my legs ... It went right in - top shelf ... A young observer screamed 'Spectacular' ... Caleb was proud of pops and said he would pick me for his team for ...
And a bit further north again......seeking climbing. The book says it's rich pickings around here in this small ski resort. It probably is......but we didn't hang aground to find out. It dropped to about 4 deg at night and we woke up in the clouds.......and rain. So we moved on again.