Grapes at Domaine Leduc-Frouin

ripening grapes in the Loire

ripening grapes in the Loire





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New Côtes-du-Rhône wine Festival at Avignon

A Côtes-du-Rhône wine Festival is held in Avignon on 16 November 2017Millévin marking the official release of the new Côtes-du-Rhône vintage.

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Follow the colourful procession of winegrowers through the streets of Avignon. Help to celebrate the new wine vintage of the Côtes-du-Rhône. Wine tastings and the fanfares of brass bands will be here for this grand celebration of the new wine! The Millévin wine festival invites urban gourmets to share a festive programme of music and fine foods amidst the colourful and enchanting setting of Christmas in Avignon.

During an evening devoted to the glory of the first wines, members of the Procession of the Brotherhood of the Rhône Valley stroll through the streets of Avignon while the winegrowers and retailers of the Côtes-du-Rhône take their place behind the stalls erected for the Christmas markets. At three different sites across the city, enjoy three distinct musical atmospheres with tastings of the new vintage of the Côtes-du-Rhône, accompanied by tasty local snacks. At the Millévin wine festival a festive time is guaranteed!

for more info on the  Côtes-du-Rhône wine Festival at Avignon see  Millévin

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The historic Centre of Avignon (Papal Palace, Episcopal Ensemble and Avignon Bridge) is a UNESCO World Heritage site

In the 14th century, this city in the South of France was the seat of the papacy. The Palais des Papes, an austere-looking fortress lavishly decorated by Simone Martini and Matteo Giovanetti, dominates the city, the surrounding ramparts and the remains of a 12th-century bridge over the Rhone. Beneath this outstanding example of Gothic architecture, the Petit Palais and the Romanesque Cathedral of Notre-Dame-des-Doms complete an exceptional group of monuments that testify to the leading role played by Avignon in 14th-century Christian Europe. (Unesco)

Stay in Avignon at the Hotel d’Europe, a 16th-century building in the heart of Avignon, just a 5-minute walk from both the Palais des Papes and Pont St Benezet (sur le pont d’Avignon……)

By train TGVTGV to Avignon