Salut countryside travelers, we are hoping to find a stopover. In late April/early May we will be driving from Puligy-Montrachet down to the Camargue (Mas de la Forge, per Randy B and mangeur -- thanks!). We’d like to find a hotel/restaurant for an overnight stop on or near the Rhone, below Vienne. We've focused on Condrieu, but the pickings seem slim? We are looking at Le Beau Rivage, http://www.hotel-beaurivage.com/en , and it may be OK, but we aren’t convinced it’s a good fit. Nor do the few other places we'd identified just north of there, in the Cote Roti, seem quite right, although Hotel Domaine des Vignes, http://hoteldomainedesvignes.com/ , which is quite walkable from restaurants in Ampuis, is a possibility. (And it would move to the top of our list if there are well recommended restaurants in Ampuis?) And of course there is the Domaine de Claire Fontaine, http://www.domaine-de-clairefontaine...., but it's inland, and in any event we are not sure it's a good fit.
We are also open to making the stopover farther south -- as far as Tain-l’Hermitage/ Touron-sur-Rhone, if someone has a good recommendation for that area -- again on or quite near the Rhone, SVP. Thanks for any help. — Jake