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Private Provence Tour: Luberon Villages and Lavender Day Trip from Avignon
"In the morning or afternoon you’ll be picked up from your Avignon hotel and taken by air-conditioned mini-coach to the Luberon region located about 1.5 hours away. Stretching 30 miles (48 km) along a ridge of rugged hills east of Avignon Luberon is home to some of France's most appealing hill towns and lush landscapes.From your private vehicle admire views of villages and castles perched on cliffs that cascade down to sprawling lavender fields. Stop in the 12th-century village of Oppède-le-Vieux whose old buildings cling to a rocky hill. Explore the shadowy narrow streets as your knowledgeable guide points out the remains of city ramparts and a medieval castle. Continue to the colorful village of Roussillon which lies within the borders of the Parc Naturel Régional du Luberon and is noted for its large ochre ridge. You’ll be struck by the unique yellow
From EUR38.00
 
Small-Group Tour of Noilly Prat Vermouth Cellar with Tasting in Marseillan
"Starting in the morning or in the afternoon push the door of a cellar and observe the incredible Enclos an enormous open air cellar. Succumb to the scents of plants and spices from all over the world in the Herboristerie and then learn about the famous “dodinage” (mixing) technique. You will be seduced by the various flavors of wood herbs and spices and the cellar master will tell you more about the production history.  Here is the program of your tour :- Historic tour of the house- Guided tasting of the whole Noilly Prat collection- Perfect Serve Demonstration- Brand Mu""
From EUR8.00
 
"Private Tour: Full-Day Tour to Antibes
Private Tour: Full-Day Tour to Provence towns"Private Tour: Full-Day Tour to Antibes St Paul de Vence St Jeanet and Gourdon from Cannes""Your pleasant excursion starts in Cannes and continues along the beautiful sea road to Antibes. Antibes has so much to offerfor example the incredible harbor. The wall encircles the medieval village
From EUR500.00

More Things to Do in Roquefort-sur-Soulzon

Lavogne

This miniature shows a traditional sheepfold in the background with a ''lavogne'' in the foreground. A lavogne is a doline that has been paved to get a semi natural watering place for the sheep. On...
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Oct 04, 2005

Other ''Papillon'' cheese

When there is plenty of milk, at Papillon's (others do the same) they make other kind of ewe cheeses, under another brand to avoid any confusion.At one time (20 years ago or so) there was not enough...
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Nov 16, 2004

Maturing cheese

These white cheese that already contains the Penicillium lay on their side. The master cheese maker checks them everyday for month, and when necessary drills a sample to check the inside. When he...
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Nov 16, 2004

The ''Papillon'' company

The ''Papillon'' company organizes too a visit of their cave. The visit is free but much shorter than Roquefort Société but different. You should visit both. You can take pictures.They have used their...
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Nov 16, 2004

One of those ''fleurines''

The cracks or faults are better known as “fleurines”. It is through the complex system of interconnected fleurines that the air runs through the caves. Thus, it maintains the conditions of wetness...
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Nov 16, 2004

Raw cheese

Different stages of the process are shown in the show room of Gabriel Coulet. More explanation will be given in Papillon cave.The different stages are :1) cheese draining in a mould2) drained cheese3)...
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Nov 16, 2004
 
 
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Gabriel Coulet cave

The Gabriel Coulet cave is not open for visit but instead, they have arranged a very interesting show room.On one of the walls a painting represents peasants having a “casse-croûte” in the field and...
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Nov 16, 2004

The Church

From the entrance of the Roquefort Society caves, you can view the church. It was build recently and has a modern style, though its architect has been strongly inspired by the ancient local style of...
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Nov 16, 2004

The first Société

At the turn of the 19th century, several small companies associated themselves and created the ''Société Anonyme des Caves Associées de Roquefort'', which name remains on this building. The name was...
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Nov 16, 2004

On top of the city

Roquefort Société headquarters are at the upper extremity of the city. It is a long and steep way walking up there, but it is worth it ! There is a small parking lot close to their building but it is...
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Nov 16, 2004

Roquefort Société, largest company

Roquefort Société is the largest company and the only one among the 16 Roquefort companies that sells abroad. They organize a very interesting visit (2.3 euros) but no photos can be taken. Don't...
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Nov 16, 2004

Narrow streets, no, narrow street !

The city is hilly, clung to the feet of the cliff. As space is limited, the streets are narrow and often, there is not enough space to have a pedestrian sidewalk. Be cautious, trucks of the “Roquefort...
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Nov 16, 2004

Walk up

Once you have parked your car out of the city (see travel tip), you have to walk up steep mountain streets.Great panels advertising for visiting the caves are everywhere. It would be difficult to miss...
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Nov 16, 2004

The final traditionnal product

Generally they Roquefort are not sold as 2.5 kg pieces. They can be cut by the middle of the height (10 cm high) giving 1.250 kg ''half cheese'' or cut a second time following a diameter, giving 625 g...
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May 30, 2004

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