Where to eat and drink in the Rhone Valley
The highlights of my trips are always around food and wine. No matter where I travel to, I have found tremendous joy, fostered lasting friendships, and created wonderful memories through the sharing of food with family and friends.
Maybe it’s a Latina thing: sharing a meal with others, laughing a little too loudly, drinking a little too much, eating a little too much, and just sharing the joy of the moment. It makes me feel at home. It’s just how we come together no matter what the occasion. So, it’s no surprise that I am always open to breaking bread and toasting with strangers in my travels. Because I know that in the end they will be strangers no more.
This is how I toured the Rhône Valley and broke past language barriers. I arrived in Avignon, a 2-hour-and-45-minute train ride from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, and was immediately greeted by the warmth of Southern France.
The Rhône Valley is celebrated for its food and wine. Visiting during the summer months allows you to enjoy some of the best offerings from the season, as the lavender and fruits that grow in abundance there influence the flavors of many dishes and wines unique to the region.
Where I stayed and with whom I dined during my time in France influenced the enjoyment of my meal, so see the photos for more details on where you can stay and have a wonderful culinary experience.
Domaine la Condamine
It starts with a pop of the bottle
Biking along the vineyards
Tea in Séguret
Enjoy the hospitality and food at Domaine Dieulefit
Wine tasting in a cave—why not?
Wine and chocolate
Fine dining while overlooking the vineyards
The farmers market
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