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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 ...
We left Michel & Leslie’s for our drive up to the Ardeche region where we had planned on treating ourselves to a week of complete relaxation. Michel had told us about a must see place en route called ‘Le Pont du Gard’ which was a huge aqueduct, so as we were practically passing right by we decided we would stop to take a photo. We found it really easily and followed the signs to a parking area for the photo. What we didn’t realise as ...
Today we woke up a little unsettled as we were too tired last night to make a plan for today. We knew we didn't have anywhere to stay tonight but we couldn't stay in Paris any longer as we needed to get moving. After a long debate over if we should see the Louvre or the Castle of Versailles, we decided to go the Louvre. Afterwards we decided we would take the night train to Nicé. Since we didn't have a hotel, our previous one was kind enough ...
... of the poorer part of town up to the beautifully restored extravagant 16 century house of the local entrepreneur Luis Albert who sucked up to the local bishop, became his treasurer, then the local tax collector/money lender (obviously a lucrative business). He threw his lot in with the Protestants to get his hands on the riches of the local cathedral and lived the high life until the Catholics retook the town and separated him from ...
The storm forecast for Sunday started early Monday morning. We woke up to a very dark dawn and absolutely torrential rain which went on and on. With a long drive ahead of us, we wanted to get out early, so after breakfast we were ready to load up the car. This operation was made more complicated by the fact that because of the narrow streets, there is no parking in Miramas le Vieux, so Graham had to drive the car up the hill, ...