Viviers is small town in Ardèche in southern France. it has been settled over 2500 years. We sailed from around 4:30 am from Roquemaere and arrived at Viviers around noon. During the sail we passed through the Bollene Lock which at 80 feet is the highest in Europe - quite spectacular. We decided to skip the guided tour and grabbed three of the ship's bikes and biked up and down the small town streets to its highest point which is where the cathedral was (unsurprisingly). We then found a quiet country ride where we cycled out for about 5 kms and dipped our feet in the Rhone to try and cool off - it was mighty hot again. After we cycled back John took a proper dip in the Rhone which was beautifully refreshing. We partook in the 'bistro' meal - a degustation treat of small platters of entrees, mains and desserts - really nice - but we all felt a little bloated afterwards!
Tomorrow we are visiting Tournon And Vienne.