Côte-Rôtie is a French wine Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée (AOC) in the northern Rhône wine region of France. The vineyards are located just south of Vienne in the communes ofSaint-Cyr-sur-le-Rhône, Ampuis, and Tupin-et-Semons.  The vineyards are unique because of the steep slopes facing the river and their stone walls. Côte-Rôtie can be rendered in English as “the roasted slope” and refers to the long hours of sunlight that these steep slopes receive.

The wines are red, made with Syrah grapes and up to 20% Viognier, a white grape used for its aroma. According to appellation rules, Syrah and Viognier must be fermented at the same time, a process known as cofermentation. Because of this combination, Côte-Rôtie wine typically exhibits an almost paradoxical pairing of meat aromas (including bacon) and floral aromas. However, even Côte-Rôtie from 100% Syrah can smell floral




La Fête des Lumières


The Festival of Lights (French: Fête des Lumières) in Lyon, France expresses gratitude toward Mary, mother of Jesus on December 8 of each year. This uniquely Lyonnaise tradition dictates that every house place candles along the outsides of all the windows to produce a spectacular effect throughout the streets. The festival includes other activities based on light and usually lasts four days, with the peak of activity occurring on the 8th. The two main focal points of activity are typically the Basilica of Fourvière which is lit up in different colours, and the Place des Terreaux, which hosts a different light show each year





Le Safari de Peaugres


The Peaugres Safari is a zoo private French located Peaugres in Ardeche to 10 km from Annonay.

It was created in 1974 in full Ardèche, and extends over 80 hectares divided into two parks, one to visit by car, the other on foot. It offers the opportunity to observe animals divided into about 800 120 species different.

The park supports the EEP (European Breeding Programme for endangered species) and focuses on the many births of animals in Peaugres.



Le Palais Idéal de Ferdinand Cheval

April 1879. During one of his rounds, Ferdinand Cheval, rural postman, 43, stumbles against such an odd stone that it awakes a dream. Real self-taught, he devotes 33 years of his life to build a dream palace in his garden alone. His inspiration comes from nature, postcards and the very first illustrated magazines that he deals.

During his daily country rounds of about 18 miles and with the help of this faithful wheelbarrow he pickes up stones. Alone, misunderstood, he writes down on his building “The work of one man”. His dream palace gets completed in 1912



Les eaux vives