Whilst approaching the village of Roquemaure I spotted (as is my way!) a chateau (in another direction), and as also happens here and there, I asked Michael to drive us closer to it for a photo. Only problem was it turned out to be across the river and contrary to my hopes, as we got closer it ‘shrank down’ behind the riverbank!
Conveniently though I was able to cross a footbridge which took me over a small watercourse and up onto the near bank with view across to the far bank and the chateau.
It was such a characterful castle ruin that I was disappointed to not see it close up too. However, with the nature of our trips, and being totally flexible, we decided to drive in a direction that would hopefully give a chance of seeing it. One bridge over the Rhone and in no time we had found our way, down a stony road, to Chateau l’Hers, and it certainly was worth the hunt to find it.
The location provided a stunning spot for an on board meal, so a Lidl pizza cooked under the grill (you don’t get a crispy base but a lot quicker and easier than using the oven!) with a dressed green salad was quickly prepared and enjoyed beneath the stunning backdrop of this fairytale castle ruin.
[Photos from our stay in Chateauneuf du Pape tomorrow – M]
Date of visits: 13/03/2016