Mercure Valence Sud
Travel Blogs from Valence
... stolen in the 17th century. Four were found in Italy in the 20th century and returned to the cathedral. The fifth, of the Last Supper, is still missing.
We were treated to an organ concert after our tour of the cathedral. It was magnificent. The cathedral is the smallest in France and it would take 5 of them to fill Notre Dame in Paris. So the organ music fills the cathedral.
After the concert we went out to ...
... been together now for twelve days, although we left her parked in Annecy for two days. Annecy was a much, much quieter town this morning as the long weekend was over. It would have been nice to lounge around without the crowds, but we have to move on. This is our third castle we have stayed in and by far the flashiest. I am so glad we got here early to soak it all ...
Another day of cruising on the riverboat as we make our way to Provence. Today, a three hour stop in Tain l'Hermitage where we toured a winery (with just horrible wine), the Valrhona chocolate boutique (Barefoot Contessa says this is the best chocolate in the world), and an art gallery. Then back onboard. Five days in to a seven day cruise, we have made many friends with whom we sit in bar as scenery goes by. Life is ...
... meal ended up being one of the most delicious ones so far in a France. The first course was an ever so light and fluffy piece of quiche with a cabbage salad. This was followed by a huge serving of miniature ravioli filled with something green - we have no idea what but it was delicious. The cook then came out and started talking to us in French and I just looked at her blankly and said Anglais?? She then spoke to the couple sitting next to us ...
... br> 5. Crozes Hermitage – “Domaine de Thalbert” 2009 – 14.5%
This is made from 100% Syrah from the first of the families vineyards (and a large one at 45Ha!).
Very deep intensity with little signs of aging. Black fruits and summer pud on the nose with a touch of pepper. Young sweet fruit dominates the palate – grippy with a peppery finish.
6. Cornas – “Domaine de ...
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- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking