Manoir Le Roure & Spa
Travel Blogs from Chateauneuf-du-Rhone
We headed south to Burgogne. - or Burgandy as we English call it. A special friend kindly said "ma maison est ta maison". Or as we English say: "my house is your house" !!!! Can you believe it? We were lent a house in the middle of France, a wonderful old farmhouse in a meadow all to ourselves for as long as we wanted! We felt like we were dreaming when we arrived and made ourselves at home.
We needed some real rest after the hectic time we had had, and that ...
Today we decided (after the excitement of yesterday) we would have a relaxing day. So after getting up when it got too warm in the funbus, we had a typical English breakfast with a French twist, bacon and fried egg on a baguette that's now 2 of the 3 packets of bacon we bought with us gone! We donned our walking shoes and set out with a typed out guide of how to get to the local town of Roums. It took us ...
... enjoyed their white wine (unusual for the area).
Lunch was at a beautiful castle, set high on a hilltop, overlooking the town of Chateauneuf and the surrounding vineyards (Chateau de Fines Roches). The view was so fantastic that it made our excellent lunch even more delicious, and we had a great two hour rest break from our hard work of morning tasting!
There was also a winery that is located in the back of the castle, and we stopped for a wine and ...
... arch and onto the beach, heaving a great sigh of relief. As we had got very wet on various rapids we both decided to take a dip in the river fully clothed! Sat and had lunch whilst watching people float past. From there it was a lovely 20 min paddle down the river to our pick up point back home for tea and medals (well we think we deserved one) , take a look at this, it's not us but gives you an idea of where we were!! Ps I have never ever been so scared in my whole life ...
... has a large university within the wall and the city has a lovely atmosphere. We came to visit the Palais des Papes (Palace of the Popes) and Pont Saint Benezet which are very famous.
The Palais des Papes was very grand on the outside and had an audioguide that took you through the old and new papal palaces. Nine different popes were based there and was under papal control from the 1300's to 1600's. The first pope went there to escape ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free parking
- Pets allowed