A day off in Les Sables.
The forecast was wrong. A glorious, but blustery morning saw me lounging in the fine jacuzzi/solar area of this most excellent hotel.
The view from the lounger was stunning. Not just because I could see over the rooftops to the stormy sea, but also because, without lifting my head, I got an excellent view of the bloke doing building work on a rooftop, reminding me of my good fortune.
Although sunny, the wind was very strong and the sea rough. The hotel is a few yards from the beach so I got a picnic lunch together from my purchases last night and sauntered down.
That is a fishing boat on its way back to port just below the lighthouse!
The town centre, only a few hundred yards from the esplanade, is full of Maison Maître houses and narrow streets. Quite a place. I found the best cafe in France:
And some houses for me to bring Gilly back to see!
The hotel is a real find. For less than 50 euros a night I have a double room with a balcony with table and chairs, a shower room with a shower that lights up, use of the fitness suite and sauna, a jacuzzi (5 euros per 30 mins) on a rooftop solar/lounging area and a panel above my head which lights up at night with a starry constellations. Then there is the decor! Here is just a taste from the dining room:
The hotel is the Arc en Ciel Spa.
Gilly! We have to stay here!!
Off to La Tranche sur Mer tomorrow. Hoping for a less damp arrival!
Well Mr Strong your blog is excelled solely by your superhuman efforts in cycling. We have been to Les Sables d’ollone and loved it. As for your hotel – what a place. I seem to recall that there is a cafe in the Gare du Nord decorated in similar fashion. Well done all round old boy.