Keeping in touch

Continuing to learn french and keeping in touch with Provence in a ‘virtual world’ … More Keeping in touch

Stepping back in time at Simiane La Rotonde 

Over the summer one of our favourite cycle rides took us to the delightful Boulangerie at Simiane-La-Rotonde, just across the border from us towards Banon in the neighbouring Department of Alpes de Haute Provence.   The Boulangerie itself is worth the hour long uphill cycle, but it’s not the only attraction as the village itself … More Stepping back in time at Simiane La Rotonde 

Treading in ancient footsteps at Les Baux-de-Provence 

A few years ago now we headed across to Les Baux-de-Provence with our boys, after having seen the spectacular site in the helicopter footage during the coverage of the Tour de France, which unsurprisingly is essential viewing in our house! Les Baux-de-Provence sits atop a rocky promontory on the Southern side of Les Alpilles not … More Treading in ancient footsteps at Les Baux-de-Provence 

Two Weeks in Provence -Day 9 – A quiet cycle & the ‘Fete de L’Olivier’

Sunday here really wouldn’t be Sunday without a trip to L’Isle Sur La Sorgue market and today was no exception, particularly as I had noticed that there would be an extended Brocante market over the Pentecost Bank Hoilday. Once again the boys accepted their fate & happily cycled through the lanes to the town. Last … More Two Weeks in Provence -Day 9 – A quiet cycle & the ‘Fete de L’Olivier’

Ais for Avignon

As I mentioned last week I thought I would start the year by posting an A-Z of my favourite things about the Vaucluse area  so here we go A is for Avignon Why start with Avignon instead of perhaps Aix or Apt? This was actually quite a simple choice, as I’ve always felt that the … More Ais for Avignon