I stayed at the Hotel Gai Soleil (that’s my room in the middle with the open shutters)- recommended by Alain Herrault (alainh). Nothing fancy here, but it’s the kind a place I like- friendly people and great value. Not to mention the fabulous location. For me, this is what makes France such a wonderful country for travel. Oh, I forgot: you eat pretty darn well too!
BTW: In 1957 a little Piper J3 landed on the summit of the Mont Aiguille.
“Le 27 août 1957, Henri Giraud, virtuose de pilotage en montagne formé par Hermann Geiger le pilote des glaciers, pose un petit Piper J 3 américain sur la prairie sommitale. Henri Giraud avait commencé par escalader le Mont Aiguille par la voie normale. quelques jours plus tard 2 hélicoptères déposaient du matériel et des hommes pour aménager une piste sommaire de 90 mètres de long, 10 de large. Le même jour il effectuera 3 rotations successives avant de récidiver sur la neige en 1959, accumulant au total 53 atterrissages entre 1957 et 1975 sur le porte-avion Mont aiguille.”
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AandK (1832) 2007-05-28 12:58
Okay, now this is coincidence... Yesterday I almost got you with my post but today I made it! From this angle Mt A. looks like a giant slide or a jump where you can gain speed from the upper left.
Cozy place you stayed in!
Buin (42280) 2007-05-29 0:01
Before going to work today I see this - now, within a second, I'm not keen at it at all...;-)
Holidays there must be great, in these surroundings and this calm place. Here Mont Aiguille looks like a guard. I like the light in this photo!
Greetings - I must go ;-(
bibiweb (8) 2007-05-29 1:11
What a collection of Mont Aiguille shots you have, you will certainly outnumber Alain pretty soon! ;o)
I've stayed at the Hotel du Gai Soleil several times already and it's actually one of my favorite places whenever I come to th area to climb the Mont Aiguille. We even celebrated a friends 50th birthday there a few years ago. So it's nice to see a picture of this place here on TE.
Quite a classic view with the mountain in the back towering above the place and those aligned chairs that show that one can also comme just to relax. However I would have appreciated a wider view as both the mountain and chairs seem a bit cramped into the frame here.
- Copyright: Randy Schwartz (hrschwartz) (744)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-04-10
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature
- Camera: Nikon D70, AF-S Nikkor 18-70 3.5-4.5G ED DX, Polarizing Filter
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/320 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Mont Aiguille. [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2007-05-28 12:52