Manoir Le Roure & Spa
Travel Blogs from Chateauneuf-du-Rhone
... of a buffet, where we each got one trip to the appetizer bar, one trip to the row of main courses, and one visit to the dessert table. Despite starting at 8pm, we were done by 9:30pm. It was nice to get a full meal knocked off quickly with an opportunity to hit the sack early as tomorrow is going to be another hot day and we'll want to push off sooner rather than later on a route that's over 100 km with a substantial net elevation ...
Woke up to a bright sunny day with temps expected in the 30s. Barry had headed off early to avoid the heat and Mark was not far behind. The rest of us left together so Tom could ensure that everyone made it out of the city. Being a Sunday this turned out to be easy.
We started off like a house on fire and kept that pace until we got to Pont-St-Esprit where let the ...
... and grabbed a cold can of 1664 on the way back to the hotel and the pool there.
Many of the others had driven or cycled the short distance to Chateauneuf-du-Pape for some wine tasting and shopping. I'm pretty sure Dave and Linda biked and several others went down in two different trips in the van.
For dinner, I decided to go back to the paella take-out place with Barry, Peter and Sue. No paella tonight, but the ...
It was one of those tours with a recorded tour guide. After we had lunch and then 5 of the group headed off in the van to Chateauneuf-du-Pape. I am currently sitting by the pool with Peter, Sue, Mesfin and Barry. Dave and Linda headed off on their bikes - it is only about 15 km away. If the van comes back some of the rest of us may go.
... to say if any of the three of us are ever this way again we will go in and buy some of their product.
About 20 minutes later we were on the outskirts of Orange, but as you can see from Tom 's post we had some difficulty finding the hotel.
Last night we wandered into town and had a nice simple meal in another sidewalk restaurant. It was a long but very satisfying day--we met Mont Ventoux and conquered!
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Free parking
- Pets allowed