Thursday, October 8, 2015

Tournon, Rhone-Alpes Region. . . . . . . . .

 The morning started early after docking in Tournon during the night. We were ashore
 at 8:30 AM ready for a walking tour of the town. The hillsides were enveloped in wispy
 fog, the trees showed patches of Autumn color.
 Vineyards here grow syrah grapes - the harvest is over for this year. 

Our ship - with the dark blue hull - docked under the dawn fog bank.

The terraced vineyards rise up from the small town of Tain L'Hermitage - home
 of Valrhona chocolate, one of the leading gastronomic chocolates in the
 world - on the opposite side of the Rhone River from Tournon.

Above - Tain L'Hermitage

Sailing the beautiful Rhone River from Tournon south toward medieval
 Viviers. . . . . .the foothills of the French Alps in the distance,

Another part of France new to me and surprisingly lovely.


  1. Everything is so idyllic and picturesque. I had a down day yesterday with the dust filled skies and garbage twirling everywhere. I try to see the beauty but this country is filled with so much trash and sometimes it is hard to look past it all. Best wishes, Tammy

  2. So beautiful Mary. I love seeing these pictures. I have not been to that part of France. xo Penny

  3. Wow!! How beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing your trips with us.

  4. How very beautiful everything looks. Your photos are excellent too .. besos..

  5. Glorious, Mary! I would love to do something like this. My hubby took a boat cruise up the Rhine once. Amazing views!

  6. Oh Mary. The mist. The hills tinged with autumn. The water. It's all so lovely and I feel as though I've had a few moments in France just visiting your blog.

  7. Mary, these photos are fantastic. The autumn colors, the mist, the view, just fantastic.

  8. What beautiful countryside even in the fog. I'm surprised at all the colours in the foliage there. I think more than we have here at the moment. Enjoy your tour!

  9. I just love your photos. They make me swoon and want to hop a plane for France.


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