Manoir Le Roure & Spa
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... some local wine purchased from a supermarket in Montpellier.
Following a good night's sleep, we enjoyed a traditional French breakfast of fruit, yogurt, pastries and of course cafe (coffee). After being overpowered by Jessy, the overactive, but very cute resident Jack Russell, we headed off into the French countryside to visit wineries and the recommended town of Grignan.
Sad to say, ...
Apparently we had 12 inches of rain overnight and the river has totally changed colour to a rather muddy hue! There is a fault with one of the bow thrusters and divers have to be brought up from Marseilles to deal with what is thought to be a snagged prop. Anyway we are off on our tour of Viviers which is another small medieval town of 4000 in the Ardeche region. It is also the smallest French town to have a cathedral and the new bishop was installed on Saturday. We walked around ...
... that day and would receive a private tour. Cool.
As we drove along a country road with vineyards on either side, our wine education began. Mike filled us up with information about the history of wine in France, including the industry's geological, meteorological, cultural, and religious facets. Our first stop was at the ruins of the 12th century summer house that earned Chateauneuf du Pape its ...
... out to be made into wine. Sophie and Marc took over the family business in 1985 and began making wines on site. They have built up a successful business in the region. It was great seeing the winery in action. We got to taste the wines too.
But the thing that struck me was all the beautiful oak barrels sitting around the yard. I asked how much they sell them for and was told 30 euro ($40 aus) for a whole barrel. Shame l can't fit one in my suitcase.
... driving around Lyon, but it was easy and we stopped for a picnic lunch just after the city. Everyone else soon realised where we were and joined us! Off we went again...straight into a HUGE traffic jam 50 miles later. It was PAINFUL! The temperature guage registered 45 degrees! An hour and a half of going nowhere.
Eventually we came off the motorway with 2 bursting bladders. Helena and Louis did a wee in a layby and when ...