Vienne France

    We spent an afternoon sailing along the Rhone as we headed to Vienne.  We could eat as much as we liked of the "Calorie Free" Ice Cream after lunch.     Then Muriel, Tania, Peter and I did a tour of the Wheelhouse with Captain Tony and Pierre about river navigation. Captain Tony …

Viviers – Ardèche Region

  By the time everyone came back from the Truffle Farm and Grignon Castle I was bursting to get out and do some exploring.  Being sick is awful, double that when away on holidays.  Poor Muriel, as soon as she came back I was like "come on let's go exploring in Viviers. " A quick …

Sunshine Blogger Award

I have been nominated by Esther from https://richerfortravel.wordpress.com/home/  who I have had the pleasure of meeting up through a wonderful support group on Facebook.  Esther is a fellow traveler and also chronic illness warrior. Please head over to her page and check out her travels to Italy and her latest post to Lego Land!  To be nominated by …

Ever had a Truffle – a black Truffle?

Ever had a truffle – or a black truffle. The area of France known as the Dordogne produces 80% of these truffles – called Tuber melanosporum or The Perigord Diamond. They have a subtle aroma and an earthy flavour and reminds every one of rich chocolate or so they say. Since the best times to …

Sick? On holidays – Oh No….

I woke up in the morning and I didn't feel right.  I couldn't put my finger on it.  We went to breakfast.  I only ate a little as I was starting to feel queasy.  We were heading to a Truffle Farm and then to the town of Grignan with a tour of the castle.  A …

Be prepared to be amazed at the Pont du Gard!

After lunch and a few cold drinks - it was very hot down in the south of France last August.  There were two afternoon excursions a trip to the Pont du Gard Roman Aqueduct bridge or Chateauneuf du Pape: Town and vineyard tour with wine tasting.  MMMH choices...an old bridge or wine.   The bridge …

Palace of the Popes Avignon

Avignon, a city in southeastern France’s Provence region, is set on the Rhône River. From 1309 to 1377, it was the seat of the Catholic popes. It remained under papal rule until becoming part of France in 1791. This legacy can be seen in the massive Palais des Papes (Popes' Palace) in the city center, …

An Afternoon in Arles

Arles -- known for Van Gogh but also Bullfights and Gladitors

Les Baux de Provence

After the Olive Farm we headed to Les Baux de Provence.  Our coach slowly wound its way up to the parking area.  There was a short walk from the parking area to the Village, where many restaurants, cafe's and souvenir shops along the little cobblestone roads.   The village of the Les Baux de Provence …

The Olive Farm

After a hearty breakfast aboard the ship, those of us who were going on the morning tour to the Olive Farm and Les Baux de Provence boarded our coach. It wasn't a very long drive to the Olive Farm.  Moulin du Calanquet Saint Remy de Provence . The road leading to the Farm House was …