One day all of the other students and I took the day off and visited a vineyard in southern France. It was about 40 minutes from where we were staying. While we were there, they taught us about wine making, showed us where they made and stored the wine, let us walk through the vineyards, and finished up with a delicious tasting!
They even served yummy foods of Tapenade and bread and olives. Very typical for the south of France and just what I needed to go with the wine. The views of the Provence fields and valleys were completely worth it, and we loved every moment we spent enjoying the sun setting over the countryside.