Despite being a confirmed wine expert, you won’t turn down the offer to attend a wine school with a difference: the Rhône Valley Wine School in Avignon.
Drawing on the knowledge and expertise of the University of Wine in Suze de la Rousse, it offers an excellent range of courses for all levels. Including yours. How does it work? Refresh your knowledge of the Côtes du Rhône and Rhône Valley AOCs with an expert and, in your case, ask them whether your cellar is well stocked with wines from the Rhône region. We highly recommend the “discovery” workshops, Saturdays from 10 am to 1 pm, which offer an in-depth look at a terroir, including Dentelles de Montmirail, Drôme Provençale, St-Joseph and Saint-Peray. Another of the school’s plus points is its remarkable cellar, where 10,000 bottles await in the former strong room of the local Bank of France. The perfect way to carry out a comprehensive tour of this highly important region.
Bistrot du Carré du Palais: Avignon, Place du Palais. Gastronomic bistro with a contemporary, fresh and seasonal menu. High-quality food and wine matching with an emphasis on wines from the Rhône Valley. Stylish décor in a 17th century mansion with a view of the Palais des Papes. Pressed veal head with foie gras, tuna-mascarpone wasabi maki, presa iberica, haddock carpaccio...
Hôtel Bristol: Avignon,10 minutes from the Palais des Papes. *** hotel perfectly located in the historic centre. Comfortable and modern rooms with satellite TV, free Wi-Fi and private bathroom. Private parking with valet service. Excellent value for money.
1 Place du Palais, 84000 Avignon