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Sep 28, 2012 - From Vaison-la-Romine, via vineyards at Gigondas and Beaumes-de-Venise, back to L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue

Itinerary as Published: Day 6 Our final day in the saddle takes us into the spectacular landscape of the Dentelles de Montmirail, a range of jagged edged hills edged by prestigious wine producing areas. The first of these that we visit is Gigondas, home to a red wine that can equal Châteauneuf-du-Pâpe using similar grape varieties - principally Grenache, with Syrah and Mourdevre. We stop at a prestigious vineyard for a tasting and a visit of the caves. Continuing on our tour of the vineyards, we come to Beaumes-de-Venise. A very different...

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Sep 23, 2012 - Start of the bicycling tour of Provence

According to the Tour Itinerary: Day 1 Transfers are from Avignon TGV station; other transfers (eg Nîmes airport) can be made by arrangement. We arrive at our hotel near the market town of Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, where bikes are fitted and adjusted to your individual requirements. Spend the afternoon relaxing by the pool, or take a short trip into the village, which is famous for its antiques and bric-a-brac market and stores. Early arrivals may wish to ride to the Fontaine de Vaucluse to see the famous resurgent spring of the river Sorgue. In...

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Sep 22, 2011 - A Little Bit of Everything

This was our last hurrah on the cycling part of our trip and it delivered a little bit of everything! We started out the day by riding into Gordes to wander a bit when before we headed out for the day. As I said in yesterday's blog, Gordes is on the top of a hill, so it's a downhill ride to get anywhere. And down we went - almost 10 km of downhill! What a delightful change! We wandered back through some of the vineyards that we'd ridden through a couple of days ago, and were able to watch a field being harvested. We had seen fields with...

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Jun 28, 2010 - Market Day and Wine Tour

June 27- It was Sunday and the best market in Provence is the L’Isle Sur La Sorgue market. We arrived early and this market fills all the streets of this village so you get a little tour as well. What did they have you ask? Well let’s see….cheese, cured sausages, antiques, clothes, olives, soaps, lavender products ,lavender honey, table linens, produce, breads, roasted chicken, huge pans of Paella, spices,and dried fruits. We bought a Cavillon melon (cantaloupe super sweet) ,some raspberries and cherries..and a table cloth, some lavender...

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