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Rhône Valley - Vineyards and ancient stone

Blasting through Côte Bleue, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Avignon, Les Baux-de-Provence, Orange, Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, Courthézon, Glanum and more.

  • Le grand bleu

    We started the journey with a morning swim in the Mediterranean.

    [Côte Bleue, west of Marseille]

  • Straight lines

    Châteauneuf-du-Pape is a classic wine region along the Rhöne river, with unique terroir filled with rocks that preserve the sun heat.

    [Vineyards in Châteauneuf-du-Pape]

  • Stories of old

    A ruined medieval castle sits at the top of the village, built during the 14th century for the Pope.

    [Châteauneuf-du-Pape]

  • Crossroads

    The village center is small and cozy.

    [Châteauneuf-du-Pape]

  • Up where we belong

    This hill has been inhabited since 6000 BC. The castle was constructed in the 10th century and destroyed in 1633.

    [Les Baux-de-Provence]

  • King of the hill

    This hill has been inhabited since 6000 BC. The castle was constructed in the 10th century and destroyed in 1633.

    [Reine in Les Baux-de-Provence]

  • The sweet smell of Provence

    [Street market in Orange]

  • Echoes through eternity

    The town of Orange was founded in 35 BC. The Roman theater is the most impressive in Europe still standing.

    [Théâtre antique d'Orange]

  • David and Goliath

    The town of Orange was founded in 35 BC. The Roman theater is the most impressive in Europe still standing.

    [Reine at Théâtre antique d'Orange]

  • Impregnable

    As the pope fled from Rome to Avignon, the city flourished. The building is the world's largest Gothic palace.

    [Palais des Papes in Avignon]

  • Holy light

    The building is the world's largest Gothic palace.

    [Palais des Papes in Avignon]

  • Center of the universe

    Place du Palais is bustling with people.

    [View from Palais des Papes in Avignon]

  • The walls have ears

    Over 4 kilometers of stone ramparts surround the city.

    [Avignon]

  • The wheel of time

    The settlement of Glanum was founded in the 6th century BC, later became a Roman city and was ultimately abandoned in 260 AD.

    [Corinthian temple at Glanum]

  • Memento mori

    This mausoleum from 40 BC is one of the best preserved of the Roman era.

    [Mausoleum of the Julii at Glanum]

  • More than adequate

    Very nice estate with great reds.

    [Chateau Mont-Redon]

  • Off the map

    [Roaming the countryside in Châteauneuf-du-Pape]

  • Winedigger

    [Reine in Charvin]

  • Reach out and touch faith

    [Church of St. Martin, Saint-Remy-de-Provence]

  • I knew that

    Nostradamus was born in this tiny village 1503.

    [Rue Nostradamus in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence]

  • Not your average roundabout

    This old arch was later used as a blueprint for the famous archs in Rome.

    [Triumphal Arch of Orange]

  • Silence

    [Châteauneuf-du-Pape]

  • We have a winner

    Somewhat unexpected, this small estate turned out to have the best wine we tasted in the entire Châteauneuf-du-Pape region!

    [Domaine de la Janasse, Courthézon]

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