France trip October ’11

Arrival: Pernes les Fontaines and Gordes

Our base for our first week in France was an apartment in Pernes les Fontaines, the “Town of Forty Fountains,” about 30 minutes southeast from Avignon. Since our first booking was with  Untours,  our second day we attended a brief orientation meeting in nearby L’Isle sur la Sorgue. We recommend Untours for occasional travelers like […]

France trip October '11, Wine Tasting

France trip October ’11 Part I: “Third Exit at the Roundabout”

  Well, here we are in France, and so far our lodgings have been comfy, the scenery delightful, the wine ubiquitous and for the most part very good. Vineyards are everywhere. So are traffic circles, which replace all major and most minor intersections. We have a GPS that can’t tell the difference between a major […]

France trip October '11, Wine Tasting