Our drive down through France in Fifi with all the excitement and worry already seems like a distant memory. Since arriving Fifi has just settled into life in Provence, happily pottering around the area – bimbling to brocantes, acting as a bike transporter from time to time and just generally getting to grips with the … More Fifi’s French Adventure – Day 5 Video- All the way to Provence
Day 5 of our adventure driving Fifi our 49 year old 2CV from Devon to Provence and a spectacular day’s drive … More Fifi’s French Adventure Day 5…. All the way to Provence
The last couple of days have been a bit of a whirl, which culminated on Friday in me driving across to the stunning Gorges du Tarn The drive across is lovely, following the main road through the centre of Avignon, on to Uzès then across to the old mining town of Alès, clearly very proud … More An opportunity for a night away & Sommières Brocante
There is something so wonderful about French buildings and all too often we miss seeing them as we hurry past or simply focus on everything at eye-level. In the past I’ve probably been one of the worst, focusing on just cramming as many of the things we love to do into a busy couple of … More Peeling Paint, Shabby Shutters & Intricate Ironwork – How wonderful
Not every day starts with blue skies & sunshine in Provence and Saturday was one of those days! When we woke, the rain was drumming on the roof & the whole place just looked soggy, so any thoughts of a bike ride went out of the window & we quickly decided on Plan B, … More A Saturday hop across the Rhone
Today hasn’t been the best of days – we were expecting some trials and tribulations associated with buying a house in France, but I don’t think we ever expected what has happened today! Since we had the offer accepted on the house near Uzes we’ve had a busy time just getting to grips with the basics of opening … More What’s French for Gazumped?
after 25 years of dreaming about owning a house in the South of France we have had an offer accepted on a property near Uzes – so our dream is now turning into solid bricks and mortar – and we are dipping our toe in the Gard … More A Toe in the Gard
As had been suggested, this morning was bright but windy and a bit chilly, so I thought I would take a break from cycling and head off to the market at Saint-Remy-De-Provence and perhaps then onto Uzes, or the Pont-Du-Gard. At least a day in the car, doing a bit of sightseeing would give my … More Two Weeks in Provence – Day 5 – Saint-Remy-De-Provence and a hop across to the Gard