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... in the 12C and used for over 500 years, but constantly having to be rebuilt during those years, because of the torrential Rhone river passing under it, so finally in the 17C reconstruction work was abandoned and the bridge now crosses only half the river. Avignon also has the largest gothic palace in Europe, the Palais des Papes, ...
... hard and it definitely shows - the place is phenomenal! Laurence took us on a tour, they have over 100 hectares, and we were able to see some of the vineyards, some horses, and their legendary Madonna statue.
They prepared for us a very traditional Swiss mountain dish called raclette. It is a special kind of cheese that is heated up and melted down and eaten with potatoes, cured meats, and pickled veggies. Of course, it was paired with some ...
... parents here and being able to share some of this adventure with them. Its so nice just to be able to wander the city and get lost in conversation with them. I also discovered (or re-discovered) how much knowledge my dad has of the history of Europe. My mom and I were in utter awe of his random trivia facts, although we both wonder how much is 100% accurate ;-) Regardless, it’s a real treat ...
We said goodbye to Sablet this morning about 7:45am.
We were sad to leave, as our three weeks in Provence have exceeded all our expectations and we could easily have stayed, comfortably much longer. It's very likely that we will return someday.
It was cloudy and overcast this morning and according to the forecast we should expect it all day. We took a short cut across the vineyards heading north and planning to intersect the autoroute ...
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, ...