If you’ve followed us for a while now, you probably know that one of our favourite breakfast spots, whilst out on a bike ride, is the lovely little boulangerie at Simiane La Rotonde. By the time we get there, we always feel as if we’ve earned our croissants, as it is pretty much uphill, all … More A lovely evening at Les Davids
For the first time since starting the A to Z this month, we’re hopping across to the other side of the Luberon to the pretty little village of Lourmarin, set at the foot of the southern flank, at the bottom of the Combe, the little pass that cuts between the Petit & Grand Luberon hills. … More Beautiful Lourmarin
When we first started visiting Provence, we would happily spend a couple of hours, sitting at a cafe or restaurant enjoying lunch, whilst we were out on the bikes. I remember the first time we came, arriving at Goult in the heat of the day, exhausted after what, at the time, felt like a long … More Irresistable Breakfasts
Missing The Vaucluse and watching any programmes we can find that mention Provence. Everything seems focused on Marseille and The Camargue, so we’ve started thinking about where we would go and what we would see instead … More Pottering in Provence #1
Having arrived back in Provence a few of days ago I’ve been really surprised at how much things have changed in the last 5 weeks. First, and probably the biggest surprise, is that everything is looking incredibly lush and green. This a such a stark contrast to the bleached colours and dry fields and verges … More Poppies & Cherries – Provence has turned red.
Over the last 3 weeks Andy & I have covered nearly 2000 kilometres & climbed nearly 26 kilometres between us on our bikes. That’s not through us setting out to do anything particularly and it certainly hasn’t been as a result of us setting ourselves a target, but simply because we like to go out … More Cycling, Coffee & Croissants!
I do enjoy a good festival – whether it’s a big County Show in England or a small local food event in France such as The Honey Fair at Goult this year. The Honey Fair in Goult earlier this Summer With that in mind, the signs for the Fete de la Lavande at Sault were … More A lovely day at the Sault Lavender Festival
Once again we have flung open the shutters on the house, switched the hot water on, filled the fridge & checked the tyres on the bikes. Over the last year (and it really is nearly a year since we bought the house) it feels as if we have been here in Provence more than … More It’s nice to be back & Spring has arrived!
If you’ve been following my blog for a while you’ll know that one of the things I love most about France is the chance to spend the weekends pottering round some of the fabulous local ‘Brocante’ markets. In the Summer the weekends pass by in a blur of Vide-Greniers in local villages & more professional … More Sunday Mornings in Carpentras
I make no bones about it – I love a good coffee stop and La Vie en Rose at Coustellet has to be one of my favourites. The tea shop isn’t exactly in a perfect location as it’s situated on the side of the road just behind Super U in the village, nor is it in a traditional … More A perfectly quirky coffee stop