2 independent reviews for Activity vacation in France

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review 30 Jul 2015

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Too many parts to single out one! As a family we loved the Aqua Rando canyoning trip, became addicted to the summer luge at La Colmiane and our trek with Mel to the Mountain Refuge was a great way to see some of the mountains and swim in a rather chilly lake at 2000 metres!

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Take advantage of Liz's delicious home cooking if you are able to book a few meals with her - delivered by Mel to your veranda, where you can dine looking out of beautiful views of the mountains - who needs restaurants..... Make use of the local outdoor eco pool in Roquebilliere - very good.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

It certainly benefited local people given the focus on booking activities using local guides

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

We had a great family vacation - Liz and Mel were terrific hosts - very helpful in every way and their gite is in a great spot no more than 30 mins drive to any of the outdoor activities we had booked and nearby to good restaurants too.

review 17 Aug 2014

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Lunch on a summit La Cime de Guilie at 2999m with 360 degree views encompassing Italy and France. Close up views of ibex, chamois, marmots and multiple sightings of eagles and vultures. Swimming in mountain lakes after a long, hot uphill walk. Fireflies at night. Canyoning in the River Vesubie.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

French drivers take the twisting mountain corners very fast and aren't patient. There are lots of passing places. Pull in and let them past.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes. We visited the local boulangerie every morning and bought huge numbers of croissants and baguettes. We accepted the offer of gite cleaning half way through the vacation and the fee went directly to the local cleaner. We employed the use of a local guide for mountain touring and canyoning. We recycled plastics and glass. We visited a wonderful local pizza restaurant L'abatoir Ancien in Belvedere.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Excellent. Liz and Mel were excellent hosts. Very thoughtful very knowledgeable about local area.

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