It was a very hectic and physically-exhausting two weeks, that of moving our furniture and stuff which have been kept for six months in a Storage Space somewhere in the south of France.
We have accepted the fact that this would be a costly endeavour: driving thousands of kilometers on the road, spanning three countries and an island, staying each night in hotels and eating out. We have been very lucky though with our accommodations and ultra hospitable hosts, thanks to the 3G phone of H, we were able to book hotels at the last minute and usually, at much-reduced rates, and this, I tell you, is something I discovered in the process. Hotels do offer their unbooked rooms at throwaway prices, which is still money going to their books rather than zero if they leave them empty.
One of these hotels that really blew us away is this Bed and Breakfast place that made us re-live the photos I see only in Home & Country magazines.
For the impeccable service, the friendliness of the hosts, the sumptuous breakfast and of course, the cozy rooms that enabled us to rest our completely tired muscles, we felt it highly embarrassing to pay the low price they advertised it for, so H took it upon himself to give extra just to show them our deep appreciation, and of course, a very good review will be posted online into their website, hopefully, to help attract more guests.
View from the terrace
A cozy bedroom and, guess what?…books about my favourite French photographer Robert Doisneau (his famous photo, The Kiss at the Hotel de Ville)
… and more books for guests-families
Attention to detail is what impressed us of this hotel.
dolls for little girls are waiting to be cuddled
It’s perched on a hill so lots of stone steps to be negotiated but for guests with reduced mobility, a stair lift is provided
Morning has broken as breakfast is waiting for us outside
a choice of warm viennoiseries such as croissants, raisin bread, pain au chocolat
plump peaches and plums
cheese, ham, homemade yoghurt, local honey, fresh orange juice…..and a big bowl of brewed coffee!
Yes, that’s how the French drink their coffee…in bowls!