Monday, June 8, 2009


Our apartment is in the small town of Chusclan. The village and surrounding area is known for producing fruity red and rosé wines of exceptional quality. Some of the local grapes are descended from vintages brought to the region by the Romans. There are about a dozen vigerons, or small local wine producers, that offer daily tastings within walking distance from our apartment.

The village couldn't have more than 800 residents, including those living on the hills outside the historic city walls. Despite its size, the city is apparently quite vibrant. Children can usually be heard playing in the streets and there's always a crowd at the local sports bar. Two major events during my first week in the village included a petanque (like bocci ball) tournament and pottery exhibition. Even the mayor was in attendence!

See more of my photos of Chusclan at Flickr
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