Accueil pelerine La Mariotte (70€)
A short but relatively hard day. We start out lost in this industrial town but climb up and up out of it on back streets and finally join up with our trail. An observation: French verbal directions are always LENGTHY… kind yet unintelligible. We continue to climb and the day gets hotter and hotter. We miss the trail again and end up following a paved road into Montredon. A delightful gite awaits us when we arrive at 1:30 PM. Unfortunately it doesn’t open until 4, but nevertheless the hostess sets us up at a picnic table in a park-like yard overlooking a grand expanse. We nap and read on lawn chairs, and at the appointed hour are then shown to our chambre… private and very nice. We do our laundry and head down for dinner at 7:30. The dinner is great… nettle soup, potato-cod gratine, cheese, wine and pear tart… with herb tea to finish… YUM!!!