Monday, August 6, 2007

Crillon le Brave

It was not the easiest place to get to, especially if you don't speak the language, but no problem. LaDawn and I took about 10 wrong turns before we got here and finally pulled into a gas station - many of the gas stations here have no attendants, at least on Sunday - to ask for help from a fellow motorist. I know what you are thinking - LaDawn doesn't speak French - your right, but she communicated enough so that in the end the accommodating driver said follow him. I have to say the people over here have been about the friendliest any we have traveled. The language is a challenge, but after a smile or two, we all get it worked out.

What an idyllic location. The hotel is about 25 miles outside Avignon, located in the town of Crillon le Brave. The city was named after a famous French warrior. Check the link for more info - very fascinating. It was in decline until the 1970's, but now is host to the wonderful hotel - Hotel Crillon le Brave.

We had our best meal of the trip at the hotel restaurant last night. Service was very good - thankfully everyone spoke very good English - and the wine was wonderful. We are headed back there again tonight. All the images are from just around the hotel, restaurant, and our room - absolutely gorgeous!

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