Bastide la Combe
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... the best views. A young man with beautiful eyes helped us through the tasting. We were there by ourselves and got complete attention. We had lunch at Cote Vignes with brochette, then on to Gigondes. There is a cooperative wine tasting room with dozens of wines on offer. We said what we liked and were given a few samples that matched our description. The wines were excellent. Back to our vineyard hotel and another picnic in the ...
Just inside Vaison-la-Romaine is the Romaine Cave (wine co-op). Curious to try their wine we went in to find LARGE faucets with hoses coming out the wall. We watched as an elderly gentleman came in with his plastic wine-jugs to be re-filled. As more people came in we thought maybe this jug wine isn't all that bad ... WRONG ... perhaps it’s an acquired taste?
It's 10:30 and we are off to Aiglun after a great Dutch breakfast of bread, croissants, baguette, cheese, ham, an egg, juice, wonderful Nespresso coffee, home made preserves and honey and fruit. The sun is out with blue skies and scudding clouds so we are enroute via Condocet to Les Pilles via a tunnel we are driving along a river valley with forested hills on both sides. Now we are passing Aubres, Nyons.....the hills have. So many olive groves ...
... of the most beautiful villages in France - it is gorgeous! No cars are allowed past a certain point, just narrow cobbled lanes with pretty cottages, shops and restaurants. We selected one and I thoroughly enjoyed a goats cheese salad and Oliver had a "corse" salad (lots of sausage!) I managed a demi carafe of rosé too.
After a hot walk round the village with a couple of strawberry ice creams and some ...
... us - he also needed a cab and kindly ordered two. I felt so grateful - then a little guilty when the first cab arrived and the driver told him that he was close enough to walk and took us instead! Sorry mate! Oops, deduct one karma point.
Avignon itself was a quaint little place that we had a few hours to get to know before getting back on the Busabout bus to Barcelona. We visited the former Papal residence and were surprised to learn that Pope made Avignon his home for a ...