FUN-travel: Tournon/Tain l’Hermitage, France – Day 5 – Uniworld Rhône River Cruise

August 15, 2012 by  

Trip Day 30 – Cruise Day 5 – Thursday, August 9 – Tournon/Tain l’Hermitage, France – Uniworld Rhône River Cruise

Tournon France 2 FUN travel: Tournon/Tain lHermitage, France – Day 5   Uniworld Rhône River Cruise

What I LIKE

Tournon France 6 FUN travel: Tournon/Tain lHermitage, France – Day 5   Uniworld Rhône River Cruise

Tournon

  • 10 am walk off ship
  • these are twin cities in the heart of Côtes du Rhône
  • Tournon is old on the left bank
  • Tain l’Hermitage is new on the right bank
  • 1st stop – cross bridge to Tournon
  • stroll though 10th century village
  • visit feudal castle
  • see 2nd oldest secondary school in France
  • back across bridge to Tain l’Hermitage
  • wine tasting of Côtes du Rhône – 1 white, 2 reds
  • syrah, grenache & mouvedre grapes are grown in this region
  • another great lunch
  • more good wine
  • another great dinner
  • more good wine
  • 11 pm arrive in Lyon
Tain lHermitage France 8 FUN travel: Tournon/Tain lHermitage, France – Day 5   Uniworld Rhône River Cruise

Tain l’Hermitage

What I DON’T LIKE

Tain lHermitage France 5 FUN travel: Tournon/Tain lHermitage, France – Day 5   Uniworld Rhône River Cruise

Tain l’Hermitage

  • walking tours don’t have enough walking
  • too much talking

FF (FUN-fact) - Every wine growing region in France is controlled and can only grow certain grapes.

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