Discovering the french way of life
Review Submitted: 04 October 2011
Date of Stay: June 2011
After a couple of years of short vacations, we thought it would be nice to have a long relaxing vacation in France. Since we heard a lot of good stories about the Mas Taillet mansion of Dick and Ron, we thought let's give that a try. After booking way in advance, time flew by, filled with work, hobbies, tasks, etc. etc. Since we both like mountain hiking and motorbike riding, a lot of stuff got packed inside our car and on a trolley both motorbikes were secured. Driving down the payage is not difficult at all, and we started to relax a little already. after 1 and a half day of driving, the final ascent to Mas Taillet was the most challenging, but we got there! With a lot of help from both Dick and Ron, we have experienced a beautiful vacation. Not so action packed as it could have been (with all the different activities possible in the surroundings), but boy, did we relax!! No phone (switched off), no laptop (left it at home), no tv, just a radio. And all of a sudden you experience a whole lot of spare time. In a nice surrounding @ 30 degrees Celsius. Yes, we did ride our motorcycles, yes, we did do some (mild) hiking, yes we did perform some sight seeing, but also, yes, we did sleep in, yes we did sunbathe, yes we did swim and yes, sometimes all I needed was a cigar in the sunset @ appr. 1000 mtrs altitude in the Pyrénées. All in all, it was a vacation where we could do a lot, but didn't have to do a thing. If you know what we mean... ;-) With the farm life and a swimming pool nearby, a sunbathing terrace for our own pleasure, 2 very good hosts and a lot of sun, we really enjoyed our 2 weeks of Mas-Taillet, Prats de Mollo, Mediterranean sea, Beget, Collioure, and everything else! After the 2 weeks, it was hard to get back to civilisation, but every once in a while, we look at each other and say, let's go back there!
Must see: Beget, Collioure, Ceret on a market day, Prats de Mollo.
Nice to see: Mediterenean beach, gorge de la Fou
Must do: Dick's motorbike tour.
As a final note we would like to wish both Dick and Ron all the best and rest assured, we will visit you again!!
Kind regards from Schoonebeek (NL),
Dries & Inge
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