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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 ...
... Viviers, a very small medieval town with a Basilica built on top of an escarpment overlooking the town. The streets were very narrow and only wide enough for one car at a time. There are apparently lots of cats, although we only saw one, it must have been too hot for them. Once at the top of the viewing area on the escarpment you can see for a long way off and the foot hills of the Alps are in the ...
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 ...
... and as I went to put the ticket in, it wouldn't accept it and we had to call for assisstance. As we were on the last stretch of the journey, we stopped by a small river that we had spotted from the side of the road. We pulled over and myself, Max and Dad all went down and had a swim. We drove for the last half an hour before realising that we were just about to drive directly ...
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 ...