Follow our guest blogger Monique Volz in her journey through Rhône Valley & Languedoc vineyards below:
DAY 0 - Avignon, Rhône Valley
- Diner at "L'Essentiel"
- Night at "La Petite Saunerie"
DAY 1 – Avignon, Domaine de Pourvarel, Le Pont du Gard, Ardèche, Rhône Valley
Discover « les Halles d’Avignon » (covered market)
Les Halles d'Avignon is a typical provencal market, made up for 40 merchants.
Visit of the Sernhac tunnels at the “Domaine de Pourvarel”
Lunch: Winegrowers Picnic at “Le Pont du Gard”
Guided tour of “Le Pont du Gard”
Free time returning to Ardèche and Notre Dame de Cousignac
DAY 2 – Ardèche, Suze la Rousse, Domaine Rouge Bleu, Rhône Valley
Caving oenology in the caves of St Marcel d'Ardèche with a tasting of "vinolithic" wines
Tasting at the Chapouton Farm, visit and lunch at the restaurant Le clair de la Plume
Visit of "Domaine de Montine Grignan"
Visit of the estate and its surroundings by horse-drawn carriage
Visit of the Château and the Suze la Rousse Wine University
Diner & Night at "Domaine Rouge Bleu"
Overnight in a guest room in the heart of the vineyards
DAY 3 - Avignon, Rhône Valley
Sainte Cécile market
Discovery of the vineyard with 4x4 Rhonéa
Lunch at “Le dolium – la cave à manger”
Fresh and seasonal products
Visit the city of Avignon
Wine tasting workshop at « l’Ecole des vins du Carré du Palais »
Tasting with a sommelier from Suze la Rousse University of Wine (in english)
Diner at "Le Carré du Palais"
Night at "Hôtel de l'Horloge"
DAY 4 – From Avignon to Marseillan Beach, Occitanie - South of France
Transfer from Avignon to Marseillan
Lunch at le Bistrot du Camping Beach Garden
Afternoon to relax at the beach, enjoy the indoor and outdoor pools and take a stroll
Diner at le Bistrot du Camping Beach Garden restaurant
DAY 5 – Bassin de Thau, Languedoc Vineyard, Occitanie - South of France
"Behind the scenes of James Bond's favorite cocktail" at Maison Noilly Prat
Visit of the cellars, tasting of different ranges of Noilly, Dry Martini workshop.
Lunch at Le Saint Barth & Discovery of an exceptional type of oyster, the “Tarbouriech Special”
On board of an oyster-concrete barge to discover the oyster beds
Visit of the Domaine Tarbouriech and Ostreatherapy care at the domaine's Spa
Diner at Domaine “la Folie” restaurant
Night in one of “Domaine Tarbouriech's” lodges
DAY 6 – Castigno in Assignan, Languedoc Vineyard, Occitanie - South of France
Departure for the Castigno Village in Assignan
Accommodation, restaurants, wellness area…and organic wines.
Road trip in Vespa and picnic in the surroundings, followed by a discovery of the village of Roquebrun.
Visit of the new cellar and its impressive architecture, with a tasting of 5 organic wines from the estate.
Evening in the village, with a surprising take on wood fire bbq.
Night at “la Maison d’Amis”