On Sunday we went on a day out to Corde sur Ciel, which is a reaaly old town on a hill.Here is a map of the town at the bottom of the hill. Popcorn wanted to climb up, but it was just a map.
While we were going up the hill, Popcorn was having some fun and hanging from everything he could hang on to and swing from. Here is a picture of Popcorn swinging around, he tried to get from one side of the steep street to the other !
When we were at the top of the mountain we used a telescope to admire the beautiful view. Popcorn wanted to look through the scope as well. We saw a long way away and a lot of things, including an ice cream shop at the bottom, and we went there. I had a vanilla and strawberry ice cream - I loved it. Popcorn tasted it too.
On the way back, we visited a vineyard, which is a place where they make lots of wine, and where people come and buy it. We bought a box of bottles of wine and a bottle of fizzy wine, and some local honey; we gave one bottle to a friend of ours on the way home. This photo shows the vine with grapes growing. The grapes are pressed to make juice.
The grape juice is fermented in these enormous tanks and made into wine. The wine is stored in the 'chai'. This is an old word in french that means wine cellar. Popcorn hopped up to read it - we say 'shay'.
Of course we had to taste the wine, and Popcorn tasted it too. This is called Dégustation. This is the proprietaire whose family have lived at this chateau for hundreds of years. In fact since the 17th century !!