6- Chateaux Du Barroux

March 19, 2023
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Early on our way. Yesterday's traffic jam has dissolved, so we make it below Lyon without delay. We found another interesting Free Spot, at the foot of the Mont Ventoux. A Chateaux run by a young couple, that renovated it and now runs a local spelt whiskey distillery. Again, a Free Spot through France-Passion.

Mont Ventoux

Long before we are in Ventoux, the mountain already dooms up.
The beast Mont Ventoux dooms up from miles away.
Ventoux proudly pins it peak on the landscape.
Early morning with wide angle Wentoux doesn't look that big,

The beast dooms up long before we are even close to it. The top still icy white. At night temperature drops to around freezing. From all angles it pops up. It is by far the highest peak in the neigbourhood.

We park on a large parking spot as indicated by France-Passion (they provide GPS coordinates) but a large sign saying: "Forbidden for campers", make us suspicious if we came to the right spot.

Chateaux Du Barroux

We walk up to the castle. It is already getting dark, so hopefully there will still be somebody. We phoned earlier, and the lady said the shop would still be open. So we trust this to be true. We are welcomed by a magnificent view over the valley. No wonder the castle is situated here. It is already twilighting, so we hope to find anyone still around. The place we parked is obviously not allowed for campers. It is just an open parking lot, so we need some info from the owners.

Locked behind a secret hidden small door inside the castle lies a well occupied Hobbit shop with all kinds of flavours. For him and her! All kinds of liqeurs, whiskey's and beers and all kinds of Spelt products. Right up Maggie's alley! We buy some Whiskey, some spelt pasta and some olives. for the Spelt whiskey we will need to return in 2025, for this is still aging in barrows. The lady reassures us it is ok to stay the night.

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Early on our way. Yesterday's traffic jam has dissolved, so we make it below Lyon without delay. We found another interesting Free Spot, at the foot of the Mont Ventoux. A Chateaux run by …
Wouter Mettrop
What a wonderful journey you make and what nice people you meet! This makes me hopeful. I was caught up in the strikes in France, that beautiful country, and it is wonderful to read your reports from there. I am also very curious about more drone recordings. But I do miss my oboe lessons… Have fun!
Hi Wouter, more drone shots will come soon. Keep playing the oboe, next time we see each other we can play together with the piano.

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