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.




9 comments:

  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

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

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

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

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

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  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.

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

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  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!

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

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