Mid December and yet another extremely sunny Sunday. We didn’t really have plans for that day but decided to take a drive to be closer to the Mont Ventoux by using the D 974 which takes you in the direction of Bédoin and then straight into a very cute little hamlet called Ste Colombe.
Village of Ste Colombe
Upon arrival in Ste Colombe, on your left you see restaurant / bistro / hotel ‘Le Guintrand’ and the easiest way to find a parking spot is across the street at the ‘parking municipal’. Since it was lunchtime, the parking was quite full but a few metres further down the D 974 on your right there is an empty public grass field which you can also use. I will get back to this lovely ‘Le Guintrand’ later on in the article… 🙂
Little poking around the village
Before we headed for the superb walking area around Ste Colombe, we wandered around a bit in the cute little streets. All the buildings / houses are old, very old, but with so much character and some kind savage cuteness that it becomes real attractive. At least to us. Take a peak! ♥
And then we finally took off for our walk…I can add a million expressions of how breathtaking it was but I let the pictures do the talking… ♥ As usual on this blog, you can click on each image to see enlarged (and be Blown Away by the beauty!) 🙂
Perfect hike to end 2016
Since it was our last hike of this wonderful year, I dedicate a separate paragraph with pictures to our sweetheart Diesel because he is the main reason to make us go out there and discover all these fantastic places. He keeps us, and himself, in shape! ♥
Oh? So we can still have a drink after our walk around 4pm?
Yes, you can! And we were welcomed with a BIG 🙂 @ Resto / Bistro / Hotel Le Guintrand!
Why do I sound so surprised?
Because maybe the only ONE annoying thing about the South of France is their strict hours for lunch and drinks. After a walk or cycling trip, one simply longs for a bit of rest with a cool or warm drink and it was such a relief to find Le Guintrand to be open non-stop for drinks, and Diesel was welcome too. France is a very dog-friendly country and even in fancier restaurants you can take your dog. Something we don’t do but appreciate very much.
Le Guintrand is a family friendly place (incl. children’s menu) with a tasty warm interior, very hospitable service, spacious terrace (indoor and outdoor), a nice seasonal menu and excellent local wines!
Contact info & Opening Hours
Well, this is it for 2016! We are off to the North for the Christmas Holidays but we will be back in January so stay tuned! I wish all of you, my dear Followers, extra special Holidays, good Health and lots of ♥!