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A Night Out in Avignon.

Avignon is a walled town.


This is Porte de l'Oulle inside the wall is the Place Crillon where you will find the Hotel d'Europe used by Jacques Chirac when he was in Avignon.

Hotel d'Europe

Place Crillon Hotel d'Europe is just to the left.

Place de l'Horloge.

This building was once the Banque de France now Carre du Palais, which has over 600 different wines that you can try. A haunt of my daughter who works just next to it.
We decided to have an aperitif here.
The white wine list, we tried Crozes Hermitage Domaine Jean Louis Pradelle 8.50€ and Saint-Peray Bernard Gripa 11€ for a 12cl glass.
The red wine list.
Wine school to study the wines of the Rhone valley, sessions every week organised by Vins-Rhone which is part of Inter Rhone.
Avignon town hall.
Town hall and Place de l'Horloge.

La Place Saint-Didier.

Place des Corps Saints.

Rue des Teinturiers we went to a restaurant here Le Zinzolin.

“The street follows the narrow Sorgue river fed by the waters from the Fontaine de Vaucluse. In the 10th century, this water filled the moats at the foot of the city walls before becoming the driving force of the textile mills starting in 1440. The 16th century saw the birth of the cotton print factories that provided work for the cleaners and dyers and also tanners. “” Full article from Avignon & Provence.

Winter Work

While I was in the UK there was very heavy rain in Rochefort, during this time we enter the pruning phase and it is very important that the vineyards are pre-pruned with machinery that we have before we start. When I arrived back there was a dry period which enabled me to finish the work with one of the machines.


I fitted the second machine that we have but again have had heavy rain, the week after Christmas is forecast to be dry with Mistral (wind) so I should be able to finish this work which is always of concern at this time of the year. Pre-pruning with the machine halves the pruning time.


I am performing a second operation at the same time: spraying with sulphate de fer (iron) to prevent chlorosis.


Yours sincerely,

Arthur Cook


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