Cycling in and around Provence is simply delightful, there are plenty of Bike Hire companies for both traditional and e-bikes and lots of great routes to find and ride: Velo Loisir Provence – this is a superb local organisation that promotes and supports cycling across the area. A font of all knowledge on cycling in … More Cycle Hire and Info
It’s been a long time since I last posted about a cycle ride in the area, that’s not because we haven’t been cycling, in fact the opposite is true. This area is so good for cycling and even though we thought we had been along most of the main routes, we continue to find new … More Beyond the Veloroute #12 – Over the top to Cucuron
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 can’t help it – I love any opportunity to fuddle around an Antiques & Brocante market in France and over the August Bank Holiday weekend the Antiques Art and You Festival – http://foire-isle-sur-sorgue.fr/en/home/ ….takes place in pretty L’Isle Sur La Sorgue and it’s now becoming rather a fixture in our Summer calendar. Yesterday … More From Silver to Shrek – Antiques & Art in L’Isle sur La Sorgue
Over the years I’ve wished (many times) that we could just chill out and effectively lie by a pool and relax for a holiday. But to be honest despite our best efforts we’ve found it’s just not for us and that after a hard few hours of trying we’re all ‘champing at the bit’ just … More Active Provence
I like Thursdays for many reasons – not only is it nearly the weekend, or a chance for yoga both in the U.K. and here in France, but there’s also a good handful of markets to choose from. There’s the lovely mid-week one at L’Isle Sur La Sorgue, slightly smaller than the Sunday event, but … More Beyond the Veloroute cycle #10 – a couple of Thursday markets
As you will have realised by now we are really enjoying getting out on the bikes and exploring the area around our new home. Despite having visited the area for almost more years than I care to remember we are always finding new routes & villages to potter around. We’re really lucky as the Veloroute … More Beyond the Veloroute cycle #7 – Reillanne, Vachères & views to the Alps
After a couple of busy days settling back into the house & getting on top of a few things I needed to do, I decided to get back out on the bike this morning. I had an appointment with my neighbour to pop to the Recycling Centre (furniture hunting) at 2, so today wasn’t a … More Beyond the Veloroute – cycle #5 – Cherries, Lavender & the Ochres of Roussillon
As those who have been following my blog for the past year will know – our big dream has been to own a home in the Vaucluse, an area we have been visiting for the last 25 years and which already feels like a second home. We had felt that we wouldn’t be able to purchase … More Our Dream is a big step closer…..