Hotel Restaurant La Ferme
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- Breakfast Available
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
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After getting use to the sound of hoot owls in the night we slept in until 8:00am this morning. We awoke to a low cloud level and cool temperatures but the promise of a sunny day lay ahead. After a pot of coffee (loved that after a month of espressos) and a light breakfast, we took a walk through the village of Noves.
Noves is is a very small village with only a few hundred inhabitants. At one time there were ramparts around the town but only a few remain along with a few ...
... just South of Avignon about 12:45. We were greeted by a Londoner who works for the owners. The owners are in the states for a holiday. Robin, our greeter, showed us our two bedroom cottage on the property. Moulin de la Roque is an old flour mill converted to vacation rental with the capacity to support about fifty guests. The grounds are beautiful and the cottages and rooms charming. ...
... which is the only outlet of water from a 1100 sq.km catchment area, Despite the rains we had just upriver here very little fell so not the huge torrent that in the winter surges up. Seneca, Petrarch and Rene Char have all written of this and Jacques Cousteau almost lost his live whilst trying to find the depth.
Our afternoon was spent on foot walking around Avignon and enjoying the the many buildings and famous bridge.
... plus more since we had to backtrack a couple times... Google Maps bike directions are NOT good here). So it wasn't the nice ~1 hour ride we imagined.
By the time we reached Chateauneuf-de-Pape (2:10pm), the restaurant we wanted was closed for lunch. There was another restaurant nearby that offered a salad similar to Salade Gourmande - sold! This placed was technically closed for lunch but still offered salads (ok by us), but once we ordered the waitress let ...
... ready for the afternoon tour.
We took the optional tour to the Pont du Gard. It was wonderful seeing this ancient treasure. It was interesting to learn that long after the Romans the people used the aqueduct as a road. It was a beautiful day. I wish we spent more time just sitting in the sun. Unfortunately, we went into the museum – it was by far the worst museum I've ever been to in ...