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Rhone Valley region information

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The Côtes du Rhône (Rhône Valley) is a long narrow area which stretches on both banks of the Rhône river banks.

Côtes du Rhône begins just south of Lyon and finishes 200 kilometres (125 miles) further, just south of Avignon.

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Côtes du Rhône Region Information :

Location: In the Rhône valley, south of Lyon to the Mediterranean Sea
Size: On 6 French departments: Rhône, Loire, Ardèche, Drôme, Gard and Vaucluse
Weather: Continental in the north of the Rhône region (cold winter warm summer)
Mediterranean in the south (mild winter hot summer)
Population: roughly 2,500,000
population of 6 departments including Lyon city
Main Cities in Rhone:

Lyon (1,300,000 including county)
Avignon (90,000)
Montélimar (32,000)
Orange (30,000)
Vienne (30,000)

Places of Interest:

Avignon (heritage, Pope's palace)
Côtes du Rhône wine road (north and south)
Vienne (heritage city)
Pont du Gard (roman water-bridge)

Read more about Côtes du Rhône wines with :
- Rhone Valley: The 90 Greatest Wines

About the Rhone Valley wine region :
Wines of Rhône - Côtes du Rhône wine information - Côtes du Rhône region information - Rhône wine history - Rhône wine making - Côtes du Rhône map - Rhône wine and food - Buy Rhône wines - Rhône main page

Wines from Côtes du Rhône :
Côte Rôtie - Condrieu - Château Grillet - Hermitage - Crozes Hermitage - Cornas - Côtes du Rhône aoc - Côtes du Rhône villages - Gigondas - Châteauneuf du Pape - Côtes du Ventoux - Wines from Côtes du Rhône

Other french wine regions :
Alsace - Bordeaux - Burgundy - Champagne - Corsica - Languedoc-Roussillon - Loire Valley - Provence - South West



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