As Richard wasn't working this Easter we spent a lovely sunday 'en famille',
|Lyliane (in the middle)|
There is no fixed charge and guest leave what ever amount they wish. Lyliane, at 80 years of age drives a tractor, cooks for large groups, changes beds and is the in-house electrician! she is also fantastic with unruly 7 and 3 year olds!!
What is incredible about this place is that since starting off in the 1700's as just a chapel and house it has now become quite a large complex of 'seemingly' separate buildings build on a steep mountain side. Appearances are in this case deceptive!! as all the buildings are linked by underground tunnels!!
Thus you can go from down here (white building)
via a set of tunnels
up to here (4 'levels' higher)
|inside the above building|
without getting your feet wet!
They get their water from three mountain streams and now have mains electricity which enables them to cater for disabled visitors also.
AND to add to the days enjoyment Rémi and Tino were so well behaved!