Throwback: Terroir

Ahead of our Rhône river cruise through Provence with Viking in 2018, we took an all-day wine tour with Olivier Hickman of Wine Uncovered that we wrote about in our post: Our Wine Tour in the Southern Rhône. We are delighted to learn that Olivier is now also sharing his deep knowledge of wine on … Continue reading Throwback: Terroir

Last Stop: Lyon

Our vacation in France was all the way back in November, 2018, but at our usual non-real time pace, it’s taken nearly six months to wrap up the recounting of this trip on our blog. Our last stop was a pleasure. Coming in with little in the way of expectations, we found Lyon full of … Continue reading Last Stop: Lyon

Medieval Pérouges

On the afternoon of our first day in Lyon with Viking, we chose to take Viking’s optional excursion, “Timeless Tour of Pérouges” to the nearby tourist destination east of Lyon. This hilltop stone village from the 13th century dwindled into irrelevance as a travel stop on the trading route from Geneva to Lyon once railroads … Continue reading Medieval Pérouges

Onboard in Avignon

We spent the last morning on our own in Provence at Saint-Rémy’s weekly farmer’s market. Since it was the off-season, things were quiet in the village with only a handful of booths open. We thought the markets at home might just be a bit busier then, since this was the day before Thanksgiving. Another location … Continue reading Onboard in Avignon