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Summer trips (4): Discover the vineyards on “2 legs”, finally… 4 wheels – Tell them!

There are two types of drivers on the summer asphalt… First there are those of the impersonal SUVs, gray or black (white already shows a suspicious fantasy), which spin on the motorway asphalt strip without a look for the landscape… And then there are those who have chosen freedom, color, wandering and curiosity. This article is for them…

It is therefore on the small roads of the Aude, those that meander between the vines, which will have to be surrendered. Here we do not even think to check his speedometer. 80 km/h does not need to be displayed, it will never be reached. But the goal is not to go fast, it’s to enjoy…

“A tourism of emotions and surprising experiences…”

“Cherry in mind followed by Almond, our two pretty 2CVs hit the road. And what road? That of a wine creation where the imagination associates the wines of the region with a coherent and marvelous landscape of flavors, tastes and feelings, says the team Wine 4 Hours Tour on his blog (…) Magnificent viewpoints, which everyone can appreciate, pass by. Willingly, the charm thus operates thanks to the bumpy, sometimes shaky but terribly euphoric path of the two beautiful old women. Unusual places that most people ignore, with fragrant paths of scrubland…”

Isabelle Castro, founder of “Vin 4 heures Tour” with her dear “Deudeuche”… Photo Vin 4 heures Tour

The stage is setthe atmosphere too. 4 Hour Wine Toura company founded in 2013 by Isabelle Castro (graduate in oenology and wine tourism) offers “a tourism of emotions and surprising experiences on wine and the vine…” Isabelle Castro explains: “I want to offer an emotional wine tourism, surprising and accessible to allby offering unusual wine-fun activities, unique and yet so revealing of the true story of our landscapes, our terroirs and our passionate men who cultivate them (…) another French myth had to be part of the adventure: the Citroën 2 CV,…”

A trio of ladies to guide you through the heart of the vineyards

Towers” and wine tourism workshops are available all year round on reservation. Towers “can take place during the day or in the evening, weeks, holidays and weekends depending on availability.”

The themes of the oeno-fun workshops are linked to the cycle of the vine and the wine, the meetings with winegrowers taking place according to the availability of the partners. The team of 4 Hour Wine Tour is also composed ofMaud Franchet guide for walks around the Canal du Midi andTiphaine Thibert sommelier and host ofVine & Wine workshops

The 2CV, to go where you want! Photo Wine 4 Hour Tour

Oxygenating parenthesis for the pleasure of the eyes Want to discover the magic of wines of Languedoc-Roussillon in the Mediterranean? Nothing easier ! Just choose the small paths that lead to La Palme, in the Aude,between Gruissan and Leucate

at the foot of the La Clape massif, And there, the dashing “2 Pattes” are waiting for you…For a break away from the summer noise just lulled by the purr of an engine that knowstake your time and savor the scenery

… and the flavors of local wines! Contact :Wine 4 hour tour

3 rue des Poètes 11480 La Palme – Tel: +33 (0)6 82 22 17 72 – e-Mail: [email protected]

Philippe MORET

The tours are carried out in a convertible 2 CV with the possibility of getting behind the wheel for any driver who can show proof of a valid driving license for more than 3 years and a security deposit which will be returned at the end of the tour. . A technical and safety briefing will be offered before each departure. For accessibility for all, the tours can also be organized in an 8-seater minibus on request. Contact: +33 (0)6 82 22 17 72 Want to take the time: In Occitanie, there are several professionals who offer to rent 2CV Where Mehari (The Citroen Mehari is a two-seater open-air car (four-seater optional) produced by Citroën between 1968 and 1987, whose mechanical basis is that of the 2CV) in particular in the Lot, the company Mehari-Cazals and Cajarc Loc & Roll which notably offers a convertible

E-Mehari 100% electric 4-seater.

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