Aanstaande zondag middag gaan we mooie wijnen laten proeven van het befaamde wijnhuis famille Perrin. Van superbetaalbare #ventoux en #luberon tot klasse van #beaucastel Bij aankoop van 6 flessen(vanaf€53,70) ontvangt u waardecheques twv 15,00!! Wij zien u graag.
Wishful Travels week of France exploration.
Let go check out the Fountaine de Vaucluse
Fontaine de Vaucluse is a small town with a big secret – the source of the Sorgue River.
Occupation of the small town began in the Neolithic era and continues today. In ancient times, the massive, gurgling spring was a religious site. Over 1,600 coins dating from the 1st c. BC to the 5th c. AD have been recovered from the spring. The spring, with its glorious turquoise water, is the fifth largest in the world with an annual flow of 630 million cubic meters.
In 1946, Jacques Cousteau and another diver attempted to discover the source of the spring, but failed and nearly drowned at 100 m. in the process. It was only in 1986 that a diving robot successfully reached its deepest point of 306 m. and found that the great quantity of water that sprang from this spring was due to it being the only exit point of a subterranean basin from Mount Ventoux.
Also of interest in the town is a lovely ruined chateau that towers above the town. The poet Petrarch lived here in exile from Florence and composed many poems about his unrequited love for Laura, his muse. His former home is now a museum. There is also an ancient paper mill you can visit as well as a few small museums.
2magpies Theatre Present "Ventoux" featuring a talk with @ultra6team who have been asked to meet up with the 2magpiesTheatre guys. The show "Ventoux" is showing locally at Giggleswick Richard whiteley Theatre on the 21/04/17. If your interested please book tickets. Be great to catch up and talk about what we achieved on Mt Ventoux in 2015 with our gruelling "Race to Space" world record achieving 19.35 ascents in 4 days 16hrs 14mins. 100'000ft @orbeabicycles @andynorth1 @jameswelshmusic @nickjova @roubaixsportsmassage #racetospace#2magpiestheatre#show#giggleswick#settle#Ventoux#worldrecord#cycling#battle#TDF#tour#greats#Yorkshire