Les Demeures Du Ventoux
Travel Blogs from Aubignan
... class windows, just stunning, and lovely and cool inside. Then back home for dinner, we have a designated "Party Night" in recognition of the boys 60th birthday, Nicola made a lovely risotto, and I contributed a very yummy chocolate brownie for dessert. And Dave provides 2 lovely bottles of Verve to kick the party off, a lovely night with Goz having another dip in the Jacuzzi!!!!!! Another lovely day comes to a ...
... for our first local tourist adventure and to do a pick up at the Railway station. Avignon has a beautiful historic town Centre and a huge palace for the Pope's called Palace De Papes, the church is currently under restoration so closed for tourists. We have a wander through the local flea market and then a look around the old town Centre and a lovely gelato. Then it's off to the TGV train station to pick up a visitor. And then home for a late dinner of burgers and off to bed.
After arriving late yesterday afternoon, we are getting settled in for 8 nights in total, what a place, our villa is on the outskirts of a tiny village, Tresques, we are located is a vineyard where the current fifth generation owner gave up his career as a prominent Opera singer to come home and take over the family vineyard..... He married an Aussie and here we are staying in the family villa, it's awful :) As we are ...
LAUTERBRUNNEN --> AVIGNON Avignon Today we drove from Lauterbrunnen to Avignon which was about 9 hours again because we hit traffic. Once we got to Avignon we dumped our bags and Ash took us on a walking tour of the city which is very small. Avignon is famous because at one point the Papacy moved there and eventually this started the great schism where there were concurrently two and then three popes in Europe. We ...
... and a new matador comes in.
Many are rallying hard to end Corridas, instead opting for the fights that do not end in bloodshed (for the bull at least). Barcelona has outlawed bullfighting altogether since sometime in 2008 but in the southern part of France, these spectacles continue. However, on the other end there are those who will defend this sport with fervor as this is part of their Spanish culture and it's roots are firmly planted deep in their society.
- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed