We booked on-line for a twin room with "view on the lake" - making us think of a quiet place with beautiful views in the country - in the French pre-Alps (1,200 feet) - a lovely retreat in the hot August heat. The price - 65 Euros without breakfast - seemed a bit high but for charm and beauty, a short-break, why not splurge? What we got was a 1970s style, hot & stuffy, walk-up room (no lift); no television (in 2012 !), one small window right over the cafe & kitchen (horrible cooking odors at 7AM!!); directly on a busy highway (Digne-Nice) with cars whizzing by even at 3 AM but no A/C so window had to be kept open... A nightmare in short and the lake? If you stood on tiptoes & leaned out, it was about 1/4 mile away. We were too tired to do or say anything but so happy to escape with just 1 night and our Alpine country "innocence" lost. Give me Paris, any day!! PS - My wife says we should, in fairness, say that the twin beds had firm matresses and that there were 2 towel racks in the bathroom. That's the best we can say about this hotel.
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- On the banks of Lake Castillon, in the "Alpes de Haute-Provence", near the Verdon Gorges and ski resorts... Hotel "Lac et Foret" offers 22 double and family rooms, library and TV lounge, meeting room, Wi-Fi access. ... more less
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