Novotel Valence Sud
Travel Blogs from Valence
... at the side of the cathedral, from which you could see the town below and indeed the whole countryside. Even the nuclear power plant in the distance. France gets 80% of its power from nuclear energy.
We then walked back down through the beautiful medieval town to the river. At the end of our walk we were invited to play petanque (pe Tan) which is bocci ball to us. They also served pastis and sausages. It was a fun afternoon.
After we left the main auto way we diverted along a river through twisty windy roads. It was certainly off the beaten track. We are on our way to Nimes to check out the Millau Viaduct and the Pont du Gard and of course the Roman Colosseum. However we had to make a stop at the Chateau Clement. Wow it knocks our socks off. The sun came out; been hazy all day and warmed ...
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 ...
... and they said she wanted to know if we wanted meat with the ravioli. The guy in the couple said we really should because it was very delicious and a specialty of the local area. So we said yes and it was indeed a treat. Very flavoursome lamb and kidney and what I suspect was minced up mushrooms but I didn't tell Joe as he doesn't like mushrooms but he liked this :). This was then followed up with a dessert plate with a strawberry sponge ...
... 8221; 2009 – 14.5%
A small plot over two hills on the top of the plateau. Low yielding 10-60 year old vines with low yields. 10 months in oak, 20% new.
Intense with no signs of age. Big powerful berry fruit nose with some blood and pepper. Very expressive, big fruit, cassis, pepper, liquorice, musky and tannic. Good balance.
7. Hermitage – “La Petite Chapelle” 2007 – 14%
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