Relais du Soliel
Travel Blogs from Valence
... and emerald-green wooded hillsides.
This morning you'll arrive in Viviers—the gateway to Provence—where you’ll enjoy a closer look at this charming town on an included walking tour. Then you'll have free time to explore on your own.
... were giddy being so subversive in front of pope palace!
tomorrow we get a walking tour of the city, then at 2p get on a bus to see where Van Gogh painted and some neato light and art show in some caves. I intend to bring both the iPad and iPhone into town in hopes of uploading my photos via wifi that allows more bandwidth (or something). Now we're down to our last 3 days of vacation!
We are sailing today from Lyon to Tournon, there has been a lot of rain so the Rhone river is on Orange alert, which means that big ships cannot sail. The reason is that the Rhone has several locks, which are really really fascinating. I've never sailed on a boat like this before (not to brag, but I have been assigned the role of ballast on a catamaran previously) so these locks are so great! ...
... over 6 hours and more than 50 euro in tolls!
Corri laughed when I packed a small tool kit, but for some reason our rear bumper managed to lose some retaining pins and started to flap - duck tape to the rescue!
Had forgotten that France really does shut down on Sundays, so struggled to find an open restaurant, supermarket or petrol station - but finally we're refuelled and ready to hit the South Coast ...
... 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%