Saint Andeol de Vals

by on August 11, 2008


Saint Andeol de Vals, Ardeche, France is one of hundreds of small villages scattered across this mountainous countryside.  This is where we are staying for a few days with our friend Le Frogge and his family.

We are guests in this house…Le Frogge’s family home which was built in the 1800s.  It is situated on the main street in Saint Andeol de Vals and the church in my last post is just around the corner…

St  Andeol de Vals

This is a morning view from one of the windows on the top floor and at the back of the house…

St  Andeol de Vals

As you can see….the countryside is beautiful.   This is another village that we pass on the road to Aubenas.  Aubenas is one of two large towns within 10 or 15 kms.

St  Andeol de Vals

I wish that I could get in a helicopter and take an aerial view to show you the lattice-work of narrow, winding, up-and-down roads that mark this countryside.  (Cycling is hard work here!)  There is a small village every few miles with churches dotted all along the way…the churches we believe are around circa 1400’s!

Speaking of churches…here are slides from the Ulmer Meunster…the beautiful Gothic church in Ulm, Germany that I posted a few days ago.

Tomorrow I have something for you that is completely different from my usual posts and extremely French!


{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

shan August 12, 2008 at 12:33 am

Bienvenue en France, un autre tres bon vin, sans parler de tous les autre plaisirs fabuleux. d’attente sur mon seige pour voir ce que des choses merveilleuses vous la lumiere sur nous!Securite bon voyage!

Derick August 14, 2008 at 3:34 am

Nice view……the village is pretty

louis June 20, 2013 at 10:43 am

Thanking you for taking a picture of our home in St Andeol de Vals.
The first house on the right is called Le Mas La Pierre where my parents staid until their final departure last year. This house is full of life, memories, laughter’s and hope.
Thanking you again.

Ice June 21, 2013 at 11:06 am

We spent 10 days with your family in Le Mas La Pierre and it was a highlight of our 6 month trip around Europe!
A beautiful area too!

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