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Maison Pic lives up to it's reputation for a chic place to stay - beautifully appointed rooms, a modern and tasty bistro and a sublime three start restaurant. Staff are friendly and courteous and made the entire experience a good one.
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First, I need to correct a gross error from yesterday. I'm sure the hydrologists were wondering about the Rhone warning level being orange and the locks restricting traffic. Well, my roommate Martin clarified that it wasn't the locks, it was that the water level was too high so bigger boats wouldn't fit under the bridges. SOR! I mean, DES!
So, last night I had trouble sleeping, ...
... a great picture from the balcony of our cabin, looking up to the sun deck, hopefully i can get it on the blog. One of the locks we went through had a used condom clinging to the side, I didn't have my camera so I didn't take a picture, but being in public health, I thought it was interesting! After all, I'd rather see a used condom discarded haphazardly than know that someone is having unsafe ...
... over 6 hours and more than 50 euro in tolls!
Corri laughed when I packed a small tool kit, but for some reason our rear bumper managed to lose some retaining pins and started to flap - duck tape to the rescue!
Had forgotten that France really does shut down on Sundays, so struggled to find an open restaurant, supermarket or petrol station - but finally we're refuelled and ready to hit the South Coast ...
... the neighboring county towns on day excursions, it was one of the stops on my parent's route, and also has a large train station to get you directly to the major cities. My first morning waking up in Avignon I had plans to hopefully meet my parents for a guided tour of Viviers, a tiny Medieval town on the Rhone River. It involved catching a 6am train, to a bus, to a port where their boat had docked the night before, but was all a little grey as to how I'd ...
... shop around the impressive store. It was pretty cool to see! They say a 3 Star Michelin restaurant costs at least 150-200 euros per person.... I am sorry, I could never ever justify that price for a meal! Mathew our Tauck guide has been to a 2 star and says it is totally worth it! (I'm still not convinced...)
From the cooking school we finally got back to the boat for some lunch! We ate very quickly, because ...