Gite de la colle saint Michel
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
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... the full majesty and beauty of the place. I will chalk today up to a reconnaissance mission for future visits. If I have learnt anything on this trip, it is that even relatively short distances in France (and probably the rest of Europe) can take a lot out of you and can be very slow going. Constantly need to be on guard due to the combination of narrow roads, constant bendy/windy roads, and erratic or just plain crazy drivers who do ...
... lavander products, plus assorted food stalls. Pity there wasn't really crowds buying, but we all enjoyed the entertainment by Sandunga, a very festive, colourful and loud dance/music group with a Spanish flavour.
In the afternoon, we headed off to a ropes course like Adrenaline Forest.
... 16% gradient) on the way Moustiers and then a hill climb to get into the town. Who designs these roads! Moustiers is a gorgeous little town with quite an ancient past and is known for its earthernware. Mousiters has its origins in the creation of a monestary and the church that still stands today was built onto an earlier church (from the 8th century). A very old, old building. Moustiers like Old Nice, has a lot of narrow cobblestoned ...
... while the top of our climbs was in the 600 m range, we did that climb from about 200 m several times.
We have seen some dramatic changes in the countryside. The first few days were in dairy and vineyard coutry, then we spent some time in fruit and grape ares. At one point we crossed quite a dramatic line and for a couple of days were in quite dry country with masses of olive orchards, then yesterday we came into ...
... farm worked. She explained the difference between lavender and lavendaine, (a hybrid that produces more essential oil than lavender) and how the process of growing the lavender and extracting the essential oil works. Unfortunately the harvest was a couple weeks ago so we didn’t get to see the purple fields that are in all the books and postcards. Afterwards we all climbed back on the bus and headed back to Aix, where I promptly went straight to ...