Folks.....as the final piece of my "research", I'm seeking any and all "expert" or first-hand advice on our day in Avignon - Chateauneuf-de-Pape.
Our home-base is Aix, and we have a vehicle. 3 couples, 5 wine-lovers + 1 very happily "sober" non-drinker but who is perfectly comfortable with others in the group doing so.
We'll leave Aix soon after breakfast.
General plan is to explore and have lunch in Avignon (suggestions please!), then up to CDP for afternoon wine tasting, and hopefully visiting one or two estates/vineyards (in addition to any caves or tasting rooms in the village).
This will be all of our first time there, and we are doing everything "on our own" without tour guides, etc. So any helpful hints from any of you veterans will be appreciated!