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We started with a walking tour of Viviers, a village of about 5000 people. Narrow streets, old buildings, the church dating back to the 14(?) century. The walk spiralled up to the cathedral, which is the smallest one in France. Here, we were treated to an organ recital in the cathedral-what beautiful acoustics!
in the afternoon, we had a quick French cooking class - crepe ...
... different, we have had cheese tasting, crepes, cakes etc. We actually haven't been to one yet because we are always out on an excursion at that time, today we will be here for the chocolate. We have had a few bits of entertainment on board, they have their own musician who plays throughout lunch and again in the evenings. Last night we had a French person telling us about modern day French life and ...
We arrived in Tournon after a night time cruise. Another quaint little town! We boarded a steam train for a trip up a mountain ( big hill really!)' , interesting guide talking about how they kept the German soldiers at bay up there, saw the train engine turn around, then headed back down the tracks.
we did a lovely walk around the town, only one Main Street before climbing to the terrace of the Chateau de Tournon for a lovely aperitif on the ...
... storm infront of us. We also realised that we were going to get soaked if we continued to drive so therefore we found another campsite by the side of the river. However, there was not much water left in it so we didn't spend too long there. That was when the thunder and lightning started... We got back, watched the storm, had tea and watched a film. At about half past ten, we went to ...
Day 1 of the "official trip" has arrived. I had a good nights sleep. I have been lucky and seem to have adjusted to time change fairly easily. We had a big breakfast at the Lyon airport and gathered in the hotel lobby. It was fun to start meeting all the people joining the Thompson tour.
There are about 40 of us on this trip. Folks from all over the US. Everyone has been very friendly and excited to get the trip started. So far the Thompson organizers have been ...