Hi all! I am back with one of the many planned France Travel Recaps for you. After landing in Lyon, we drove the 1.5 hours to spend our weekend in Valence. Do you all remember my favorite discovery in Valence last time?? Mini Raviolis…don’t worry, we made sure we got our noodle fix the first[Read More…]
Hi all! I finished all my work meetings and now have time to get back to sharing our travel adventures in France with you all. We kicked off our second day with hiking to the top of the Chateau de Crussol which was only about 3 miles from our hotel then heading over to Le Tour de Crest (which I’ll recap in another post).
Before heading out for our hike we grabbed breakfast at my favorite spot, Nivon Bakery. I had a ham and cheese quiche with a cappuccino and he had a ham and cheese sandwich with a cafe creme.The Chateau has a pretty fascinating history that began in the 12th century as a limestone castle. From the bottom of the hill it looks like a large rock.The hike to the top gives you amazing views of the city and the trail is beautiful even as it starts to get steeper.When you finally reach the castle there are so many different directions to go. You can climb the stairs to go higher or walk through the different “rooms”.We made up our own stories as we went along like this was a peep hole the guardsmen had to watch out for intruders.The view from the top is so worth the hike.The the castle overlooks Saint-Péray, Guilherand-Granges and Valence.We were starving after the hikes and grabbed a bite at the Buffalo Grill. I can’t say this was our favorite place but it was a nice change. We shared the BBQ rib and fry plate. I did like that we both got salads delivered while deciding what to order.My coworkers arrived into town and we went to Bistro de Clercs for dinner.We shared the shrimp tempura starter below along with little mushroom ravioli.
My plate.Keeping with the shrimp theme, I thought I’d get the linguine with prawns.
Imagine my surprise when this showed up at the table. I have to say these Queen Prawns might just be the biggest prawns I’ve ever seen.
After I got offer my shock, I dove into to eat my lobster shrimp. Honestly though, I only ate about half this…the flavor was good but….look at these prawns lol!For dessert I had 2 scoops of ice cream – strawberry and caramel – delicious!I will be back with our Le Tour de Crest Medieval Recap soon.
Here are my France Recaps for this trip: