History and Wine at the Chateau de Mille

Since buying our little place over 6 years ago, we must have cycled past the huge old barrel at the entrance to the Chateau de Mille, hundreds of times and have always wondered what it is like, promising ourselves that one day, we would go and visit this ancient Domaine. This week, we finally had … More History and Wine at the Chateau de Mille

The incredible story of Apt, a Queen and the birth of The Sun King

Over the last few weeks, we have got a little bit further under the skin ofthe local area, and it’s taken us to some very different places, most recentlyon a guided tour of the Cathédrale Sainte Anne, in the heart of Apt, focusing on its medieval history. Each year the weekend of the ‘Journées du … More The incredible story of Apt, a Queen and the birth of The Sun King

Fontaine De Vaucluse.

I can’t help but have rather a soft spot for Fontaine De Vaucluse. I can’t really explain why, but there is something about it that just makes me smile. The word Vaucluse derives from the latin ‘vallis clausa’ or ‘closed valley’ a perfect description for the setting of this village, that gives its name to … More Fontaine De Vaucluse.

Events

It’s been such a strange and incredibly sad year, with so much of what we had considered a normal life, being turned on its head as a result of the pandemic. We were in Menton for the Fete Du Citron and Carnaval de Nice, as the impact of what was happening started to hit home, … More Events