Relais de l'Empereur
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... street market right along the riverbank. It was time to stop for lunch, so we sat down to three large salads at a café after picking up some apricots (just okay) and cherries (very good) at the market.
Then we started the hot, sunny climb up the Gorges de l'Ardèche. It's quite pretty, a lot like Gorges de la Nesque. Departmental road 290 through the gorge is rolling but for quite a while there were more ups than ...
... the last couple of kilometres to the hotel gave us a quite steep climb.
As you peruse the pictures you may be able to see some small objects on the river. Those are kayaks, and when we got to the end we found a roaring business of kayak rentals with options of 8, 12, 24 and 30 km trips. It was very tempting.
This is obviously a popular French holiday area ...
... was worth the effort. 4. Traffic is a ***** on the Cote de Azure. Poor Fred spent way too much time behind the wheel today, creeping along from St. Tropez past Cannes and Nice and slowly into Monte Carlo. Monte Carlo was spectacular and well worth the time spent in the car, but it was a long day. We are very much looking forward to spending a week at Spannochia and relaxing a ...
... the funicular to the cathedral was especially rewarding in that we entered the cavernous church as the choir was singing. The perfect, centuries-old acoustics drove the melodic vibrations into your soul.
If you have not read Ken Follett's book, Pillars of the Earth, I suggest you do. You will learn
A lot about the design and construction of the ancient architectural monuments.
Mama Shelter is a ...
... in 1789 during the French revolution. The present church, first conceived in 1864, was finally built in 1905. The Abbot, obviously a smart man, figured out that parishioners would receive both physical and spiritual blessings. By the time they walked up the steps around the chapel, they’d be ready for a reprieve and chance to reflect on life. It was truly an incredible sight.
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