Mercure Valence Sud
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- Swimming pool
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- Wheelchair accessibility
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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 ...
... everything from fresh bread, lots of fruit and vegetables, soaps, oils cooked foods and live birds, ducks, chickens and hens. The live birds are sold to people to keep at home for producing fresh eggs or they can eat the bird also. We had to be back at the boat by just after 10 as it has to do 50 miles before tea-time. This afternoon there is a chocolate tasting session. Each afternoon there ...
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 ...
... drove. Halfway through the journey, we stopped at a motorway pull over to have lunch under the trees in some shade as it was really hot. We continued to drive afterwards before hitting a huge traffic jam due to an accident. As we drove past, we saw a family car/van on its roof where it had clipped the side of the inside lane barrier at the wrong angle. We then reached the end of ...
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 ...