Vichy Spa Hotel Les Celestins
Travel Blogs from Vichy
... French Paris like buildings redone recently. This was a town not for everyone that was clear. We heard that a lot of older people from big towns came to leave here cause there was practically no crime and it was still really French ! We walked back after a couple of hours and had lunch in the garden. In the afternoon Hubert drove us around for a bit and we went for a walk along the river "Allier" until the sky was suddenly getting extremely dark. We were worried ...
... a railway station. Good old French engineering. Apparently Thiers is very famous for its cutlery and knives although I can’t say I’ve ever heard of it – or it’s knives come to that! Nevertheless, it’s worth a wonder round as it’s another medieval town – at least the old part is, with it’s signature over hanging buildings. Every other shop though sells knives so I’m guessing that most ...
... hotel Le Avigne was "cold and not boned properly, took 45 minutes to prepare, and was an all-round bugger's muddle," ranted Paul.
Apart from some tinkering with the idle on the carburettor the day has been mechanically sound.
Paul has decided to treat himself and gone for a two-star hotel tonight. He's even got his own shower and quieter neighbours, see picture for details.
Miles today: 230
Miles to go: 1,300
Keep the ...
... he might have seen my disbelief.
So I hurried in, hid myself in the appropriate aisle. He appeared suddenly at my left saying "Do you like chocolate?" I almost hit the roof! This was all too much. I left the shop with such haste that he was still browsing the chocolates when I scampered. I turned a corner, I was safe. He would never find me. This would have to be one of my favourite moments involving a corner.
Wait, here he comes. "Wait!" he shouts. ...
... at first, because of course I've never heard a woman give a sermon before. Also, I kept forgetting that she wasn't speaking her own words, so when she mention her wife, I did feel some confusion until I remembered what was happening. I liked it though. I've also had the opportunity to hear a prayer interpreted from English to French. Rather than simultaneous, this was consecutive which means that there was a pause after every few words for the interpreter to fill in.
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility