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... pope which, sadly, was bombed by the Germans in WWII. The vines are not espaliered as ours are, but cut right down to little squat, individual bushes heavy with bunches of ripe grapes. We saw them being hand-picked in many fields. The view from the Chateau and the nearby restaurant made me feel as though I was suspended in the sky, or in the top of a tall tree-house - the villages looked so far away.
We ate and drank in the hallowed grounds of Le ...
... to eat. We had wanted to anyway. A wonderfully old olive tree sits in the middle of the front courtyard and they have built a wooden dining table around it. The outlook to the surrounding village and beyond is just so peaceful. We are thrilled with the day, reliving our favourite memories and learnings and comparing thoughts. The conversion is lively and we have grown in our friendship through the shared experiences of the last week. Our commonalities are more than we ...
A Further Observation:
The French don't appear to have discovered, or embraced, the selfie-stick. I think we may have the only one in the country, unless there is a bus load of Japanese tourists about.
We have found a new and novel purpose for our selfie-stick; using the telescopic handle to hook and pull the prickly wild blackberry canes closer so we can pick the unreachable berries.
... As expected, the new route took us thru different towns/villages and interesting terrain further enriching our experience in the Vaucluse.
Our trip up the various autoroutes to Paris was with very little traffic. The scenery along eastern France is unique to all the other regions we have covered this trip.
The Rhone valley and the beautiful farmland all along the way was interesting and enjoyable making the 7hr journey seem ...
Today we visited Domaine Mourchon, owned and operated by the McKinlay family ( Mr McKinlay, his wife, their daughter and son-in-law).
The McKinlays moved to France in 1998 and bought an existing vineyard of predominately Grenache grape vines. They built a winery on the property along with their home and began making wine about 10 years ago.
Some of the vines are over 50 years old and coupled with the soil, terrain, ...