Another hot day! Once again Ivan preferred to explore on his own while I took the boat's guided tour. He explored the little town of Tournon where we were docked.
I rode a bus to 3 sights in or near Tain l'Hermitage:
1) a chocolate factory shop that was very generous with its dark chocolate samples. I had a sugar high by 10:00 A.M.
2) a French art gallery Paintings from 1945-1965) in a lovingly restored old 16th century stone home with a tiny courtyard.
3) A winery tour and tasting. None of the 3 dry wines were to my liking but I enjoyed the breads to clear the palate and the 2 delicious fresh apricots right off the tree in the yard!
At 9:00 P.M. Ivan went on a guided walk to see the little medieval town of Viviere. As it involved a lot of steep stone steps I elected to stay on the boat and continue blogging.(He returned saying it was a very charming old town but I was wise to not go.)