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Issue No. 19

Delicious sunshine cocktails and scrumptious recipes, brilliant features and tons of information and gorgeous photos to inspire your visits. The secret life of castles in Burgundy, the Abbey of Senanque in Provence, Sainte-Denis, Lourdes, Calvados in Normandy, Paris, Grenoble and more...

Dusk over Vienne, photo:

Dusk over Vienne, photo: Henry Landeau, Vienne Tourism

Throughout the year the city is also home to the second largest market in France with some 400 stalls and in October Vienne hosts a honey fair. Or you can head to the surrounding hills to try some of the 120 different jams made by one of France’s finest producers Philippe Bruneton, a 20-minute drive away. Vienne and Grenoble both offer culture, the arts, fine architecture, gourmand cuisine and outdoor activities. Isère has a rich landscape with both a hint of Provence and Savoie and a warm and welcoming climate. From the grandeur of the Rhône to the calm and serenity of the silent Pre-Alpes, this is a region that indulges the soul. PRACTICAL INFORMATION A taste of the region’s wines For lovers of the grape, there’s a wall of wine in the tourist office which maps the region’s winemakers and the wines of the local Côte-Rôtie and Condrieu regions and helps you plan any tastings. That done, explore some of the local vineyards such as the extraordinarily romantic family-owned Domaine Corps de Loup which lay abandoned for 50 years. With ramshackled 18th century charm, it clings to the hillside in amongst the trees just 10 minutes outside Vienne. Jazz and jam During the first two weeks of July, Vienne is home to a remarkable jazz festival. With open air concerts, a main performance in the candlelit amphitheatre, this year’s artists include none other than Gregory Porter, Jeff Beck and Earth Wind and Fire! Read more about Vienne's Jazz festival here Vienne and Grenoble are both about 40 minutes from Grenoble airport by car. Ryanair flights from London Stansted to Grenoble Airport start from £9.99 one way and run from until the 27 October 2018 www.ryanair.com A 2-night stay at the 4* Mercure Grenoble Center Alpotel, is priced from €89 with breakfast based on two sharing. A 2-night stay at the 3* Ibis Saint-Louis hotel Place Saint-Louis in Vienne, is priced from €100 with breakfast based on two sharing. Car hire is available from Grenoble airport with Hertz www.hertz.com and starts from 37€/day. For more help planning your trip contact the tourist offices at www.grenoble-tourisme. com or in Vienne at www.vienne-condrieu. com