Hotel La Mere Germaine
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- Pets allowed
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Travel Blogs from Châteauneuf-du-Pape
... for six French popes over 70 years in the 14th century. There are actually two large palaces or chateaus next to each other with different architectures. Touring the Palais took about ninety minutes after which we left and toured the Pont D'Avignon also known as the bridge of St Benezet. A 13th century bridge that crosses the Rhone River. Although for the last 700 years, the bridge only goes halfway across the river. What happened to the rest remains a mystery.
We returned ...
... was a travel day, it also became a laundry day. It took a couple of hours to get caught up but we succeeded. Next it was off to Avignon supermarket for groceries for the week. We returned about 5:00 and settled in for the night. We lit a fire in the fireplace as the temperature in the old stone cottage was a bit cool. The fire, some jazz and some Côte de Rhine wine made for a lovely evening.
... dinner. We have learned things like drinking a very sweet white wine before a meal along with your appetizer, and then switching to red to drink with the meal. I still feel so intrigued by wine culture and intend on soaking up as much French wine culture as I can possibly manage.
So - let the travel blog post begin now. Geri-Lyn will occasionally send us interesting articles about the region and travel suggestions. Conor had the great idea of planning part of her trip ...
... I had the 'menu' for €13, a salmon roll stuffed with a lovely creamy cheese, boeuf daube Provencal and a trio of desserts, while D had the scallops and giant prawns, all very delicious! Crispy fried brussel sprouts as an accompaniment were yummy, one we must remember! But the real treat of the meal was a pichet of Chateauneuf de Pape wine for ...
... wine cellars make awesome wine shops. You feel like you could squeeze the wine right out of the porous walls, (or just buy a bottle) which we tourists are easily convinced to do.
The town itself is French charm at its ooziest. Stunning. We loved just walking its streets. The kids are getting to be great photographers and we captured some wild (still) life along the way. I am even letting them ...