La Grange du Relais Hotel-Restaurant
Travel Blogs from Colombey-les-deux-Eglises
... We wore our waterproof pants and were not greatly bothered. It is very rural, with fields of hay and of barley, plus some corn fields, and many many pastures of cows. The more we climbed the locks, the higher we got.
At the top of the canal on the Soane side, there is a chain of 8 locks, each 5+ meters deep, each about .5 kilometers from the last. They are all automatic, with a remote control clicker, and we worked out way through ...
... When we got around the lake we got a nice hot chocolate plus a coffee of course. Dad told us that Le lac du Der is a man made lake built in the early 70's. It was built to capture surplus water in the winter which had been flooding land further down stream. The water is now stored and then released in the summer which prevents the flooding in the winter and provides much needed water ...
... take back to NZ such as lilos and snorkels. One last trip to the "8 a huit" (convenience shop) which is a bit of a misnomer as it is not open "8am-8pm" but closes for about 3hrs in the middle of the day and closes at 7.30pm! Also some sustenance from the bakery for the car trip ahead, some gas for Zippy and we were off heading north towards Champagne. Our first hurdle was just north of Annecy when "Lisa" misdirected us just through a toll booth by telling us to stay in the ...
... to face walking past the dog... and to find out whether his bite was any worse than his bark.
My accommodation in Laferte-sur-Aube was a comfortable holiday-let sourced at a reasonable price on the internet. Not unexpectedly, the village had few amenities to offer the visitor; not even a bar or a shop. Consequently, I would have to make the food in my rucksack last the evening, this morning and, most likely, lunchtime too.
I put on a brave face ...
... them at all throughout last year's Camino to SdC. I don't know whether it is my fairly new boots to blame as I got them one size larger to cope with the feet swelling normally associated with long distance walking. It may also be the case that my technical socks have lost some of their magical properties. Anyhow, t he upshot of this story you'll be pleased to hear is that my feet are much improved and the 'ampoules' are no longer causing ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking