Travel Blogs from Grignan
... in to one and there were consequently stairs (marble) going up and down in many different places, getting us quite lost. But what a magical home, so beautifully renovated and decorated! And in an ancient city filled with cobbled stoned pathways twisting up and down the hill upon which it stands, alongside the mighty Rhône river.
We were delighted to be taken by our hosts to a lovely concert of Schubert chamber music performed in an old church in an ...
Who starts their wine tasting tour by hopping in the car at 7:45am to drive to the first winery? Well…we did, and felt just a little guilty starting our imbibing so early in the day, but after all, we are in France, so wine is good for you at any time of the day! We made the hour long drive to the Chateauneuf du Pape region, and started our tour with a really interesting museum, which has an excellent presentation about the making of wine in the region (Musee ...
... arch and onto the beach, heaving a great sigh of relief. As we had got very wet on various rapids we both decided to take a dip in the river fully clothed! Sat and had lunch whilst watching people float past. From there it was a lovely 20 min paddle down the river to our pick up point back home for tea and medals (well we think we deserved one) , take a look at this, it's not us but gives you an idea of where we were!! Ps I have never ever been so scared in my whole life ...
This morning we didn't have to rush to breakfast so went at about 8am. After breakfast it was aerobics on the sun deck, which was just stretching really. The most exertion was the Macarena and a jog (more like walk) around the deck. There was a lecture in the lounge bar on the Rhone river. It was so boring Lynn and I left, Michelle decided to stay. We went out in the sun while sucker Michelle stayed in the boring lecture. At 11am ...
... cheap either.
The drive from Nice to Avignon should take around 2.5 hours on the tollway, provided you stick to the speed limit. It actually took us closer to 3 hours to reach the outskirts of the city as Mike was content sitting on 100kmh, not the 130kmh which is the limit! And plenty were going much faster than that.
Having said that, the French roads are a lot less intimidating that the Italian ones.
We arrived in Avignon and ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed