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ViaRhôna and Provence, from Condrieu to Avignon

From Lyon, the capital city of the Gauls, to Avignon, the city of the popes listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the river Rhône is wide, majestic and powerful. Leaving the Alps and heading south towards Provence, the valley is an extremely sunny place and its sides are covered with vineyards and orchards. It has been a very wealthy region since antiquity: the cities along the banks of the river are rich in an exceptional Roman and Medieval heritage. With the finest vintages of the “Côtes du Rhône”, ( among which, Côtes Rôties, Saint Joseph, Châteauneuf du Pape…) and the delicacies of Provence (nougats, candied fruits, chocolate truffles), gastronomy is omnipresent. The route starts south of Lyon in Condrieu and goes up towards the Roman city of Vienne. Then, it runs down along the river Rhône to Avignon and possibly to the Mediterranean Sea.