|Bridge over the river Ardeche|
|Zen garden river banks|
Once over the bridge, we had to come back again as there was nowhere on that side that we wanted to be, so I kept my arms closely tucked in as we ventured across again, and headed out towards St Ambroix in search of a hotel.
Once there, it seemed rather a dump, so I got out my phone and had a look on Trip Advisor for somewhere to stay nearby. A phone with 3G has definite advantages! Up popped the Hotel le Clos des Arts at les Mages a couple of kilometres away.
|Future restaurant with Egyptian cat greets you as you ride up the drive to the main house|
|Main hotel/museum reception and breakfast room|
|Rooms, starting at €57|
|One of many sculptures dotted about by Marcel Schoenenberger|
Scattered about were more tiny hamlets that make you wonder how their residents make a living, and how they must be at the height of wintry weather. It can't be fun tackling 10km of tiny icy road every time you run out of sugar!
|Not a gite|
|Not a gite either|