The Chateau on top of the Hill

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The Chateau on top of the Hill

Driving in the south of France, we couldn’t miss stopping in Chateauneuf-du-Pape for some wine tasting and good food.  This little town in the southern Rhone region is so special both as a place and as a spectacular wine region. We spent one day and one evening here, got to tour the town and the wineries, and have an amazing dinner!  This little town is named after the ‘the new castle of the pope’ — and its history is indeed papal.  This post is primarily photography taken from walking around this tiny town and the church on top of the hill.

The town is full of tasting rooms and cute restaurants. If you walk up the hill, it’s where ruins of the church remain.

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Even though the structure is run down, it’s beautiful and the views of the vineyards are amazing.  You can even see  the Rhone from here!  There are so many spots to sit at for hours and relax.  We should have opened one of those nice bottle we picked up in town and hung out there for a bit!

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