Manoir Le Roure & Spa
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We started with a lively tour of this area and then a wine tasting -who knew! Beautiful area but who knew things could grow in those rocks!
in the afternoon, we sailed to Avignon. Old town, dating back to the 14th century. We walked on the Pont du Avignon. In the evening we were treated to dinner in the "Grand Tinel" Papal banquet room with live classical music at the Pope's palace.
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 ...
... I should give you some real facts on what you've just achieved.
Ventoux means "windy" in French and blows on average 90km/hr for 240 days of the year peaking at its record 320 km/hr at the summit. I hope the wind was in your favour! It sits 1912m high and is often referred to as the "Giant of Provence" with no real mountain range attached to it.
It has three ways up - The road to the summit has an average gradient of ...
... a GPS (after all, I do have my trusty navigator in the passenger seat!). This area has some real highlights -- all of which should be googled! There is lavender -- but regrettably it is in shorter supply this year because of the weather; there are vineyards by the score -- with tastings every where (Denise is in her element here!); there are crazy festivals ranging from the arts to melons to ... yep, wine! Probably the best ...
... first course buffet, main course, cheese course, dessert and a carafe of wine. Chez Claudette has earned a "Bistrots de Pays" designation. Because of this, her restaurant is easier to find since travel literature directs tourists to Chez Claudette and the tiny village of St. Roman de Malegarde.
A Baroque music concert was the cultural highlight of the week. Markus Hemminger, a music professor from Basel, ...