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... are a huge disappointment. The only one we managed to find was Ok, but falling a long way short of what I had imagined. Apparently you need to make appointments to visit most wineries in France. On the other hand Grignan was a charming medieval village with authentic local artwork and artifacts. We are now the proud owners of an original framed drawing from a local artist.
Our stay at Truinas ...
... rather more noticeable on the way back up! We then drove down the Ardeche gorge where the river had risen 7 metres overnight! The Pont d'Arc is a well known feature where the river has created a natural bridge which is very dramatic.
On our return we learnt that the damage to the boat has not been solved and we have to wait for engineers to hopefully solve the problem tomorrow but our trips carry on as planned - just a little more time in the coaches to get to the ...
We remained in Tournan for the morning and toured the local castle which again is mainly 15th century. Usual situation built by the local Duc to tax passers by on the Rhone and local landowners etc with the church becoming involved when his line finished.
A detailed wine tasting followed so Sunday morning 11.00 hrs maybe a little early for some of us to be back on the alcohol!
... game of King’s Cup (sans cup of course because yeah… no).
Sunday was PJ day for Laura and me. We hibernated the whole day and then ordered pizza later on in the evening. I was super excited about the pizza because we ordered from a place called Chicago’s Pizza in Montelimar, and I was really craving some deep dish pizza! The arrival of the pizza was quite depressing. They brought us thin crust pizza that ...
... They had other complaints as well but needless to say we signed their petition and left.
The evening ended with me and my friend getting coffee and eventually heading back to her place to cook and watch more Glee.
All in all, it was a very fun day and very much not like what we expected when we woke up in the morning!
Sorry for how long it has taken me to post a new blog!
From Montelimar, with love,