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.