"Is there nowhere these guys won't grow grapes?" Top 5 Page for this destination Near Avignon Tip by CatherineReichardt

Near Avignon, Avignon: 7 reviews and 15 photos

  Grapes on a roundabout en route for Pont du Gard
by CatherineReichardt

Apologies for the poor picture quality, but this photo was snapped out of the window of a moving bus between Avignon and Pont du Gard, after I'd done a double take to confirm that I'd really seen what I thought I saw ...

Grape growing is clearly big business in Provence - and it is home to many prestigious vineyards such as the world famous Chateauneuf du Pape - but growing vines on roundabouts is probably taking it to the limit!

And whilst I applaud the use of all available land for agricultural production, I can't say that I would personally be queueing up to sample grapes that come complete with enhanced fuel additives - the sort of 'je ne sais quoi' that I think most of us would happily forego!

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  • Updated Dec 7, 2011
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