An afternoon apart

I didn’t realise there was so much History to Chateaunuef-du-Pape so one reason we came back to Chusclan was so that I could return to have a look round and visit the Museum.

This morning we did nothing to report other than get Perky off the trailer and ready to go

Wine Museum in Chateauneuf-du-Pape

but as the Museum closed for lunch I was in no hurry.

Remains of the Popes Chateau overlooking Chateauneuf Du Pape

Firstly I visited the remains of the “Pope’s” Chateau set high up on top of a hill with commanding views over the Rhone Valley then the Museum.  I am sure this was a very interesting museum but as everything was only in French and as my command of French is limited, I didn’t get the full benefits of this visit.  I did however find one curator

The Main street in the Old Part of Chateauneuf Du Pape

who spoke a little English so between us I found out a fair amount about this wine growing region.  I now understand why Chateaunuef-du-Pape wines are so expensive compared to many others.  A quick walk around the old town, interesting in so much as it has strong connection with the Popes of bygone years, but little else to spend too much

The local Church in Chateauneuf-du-pape

time here.  I think Christine made the right decision and not join me on this occasion.

Back on Perky for the ride back to find Christine sun bathing after her walk down to the river to give Sooty and Bella their swims in the river.

We had TV to-night so could catch up with the news and watch a couple of programs; this makes a very nice change.

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