Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Avignon to Chateau-du-Pape

We had a quick look at the Papal palace in Avignon at the beginning of our ride to Chateauneuf-du-Pape.  We spent 3 days in Avignon at the end of our trip so I will have more pictures later.

Riding out of the main square of the Papal Palace in Avignon - along one side of it.
It was the season for wild poppies (des coquelicots) - they were everywhere, especially along side rail lines, and on the edges of vineyards.

And my favourite vine in bloom - jasmine!
There we are with the tower of Chateauneuf faintly in the distance. 
And here is Robbie in a cellar of very old, very valuable wine.
 The old original Chateauneuf built as a summer residence for the pope in the 14th Century.

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