Gite de la colle saint Michel
Travel Blogs from Thorame-Haute
... the descriptions as well - a truly joint effort. After more swims and reading by the pool (such joy) we found our first choice of restaurant closes one day of the week (Mercredi!) but our 2nd choice Paradiso was excellent with the boys having duck and the oldies having lamb shanks. It was only marred slightly by a rather loud table of Aussies behind us and every other table occupied by French lighting up between each course, causing Matt's eyes to water.... ...
A quiet morning to catch up on work, school work, emails and the blog! Then headed out for a nice walk in the 'mountains'. Andy had found a book of walks, all in French tho (love a challenge!) so trying to translate it and find the right place to park and correct path to go on was interesting. This was after the BMW sat nav lady tried to kill us a few times: "please turn sharp right now" when sharp right was over ...
... 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 ...
... There are pedalloes, canoes, kayaks and even electric boats available to hire at the lake.
Further on we entered the gorge proper and the road became very twisty and narrow with rocky overhangs and some tiny tunnels too. We stopped for a drink at Pont d’Artuby where they were bungy jumping. Looked horrific to me – M was gagging for a go. By now, the sun was very hot at 32° (no fun in bike gear) so we decided to head back to the lake. ...
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking