The elegant place d’Alberta in Aix en Provence.
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Aix en Provence
Les Baux de Provence. I never ever tire of lavender in any form.
The village of Paradou and it’s Bistro, Le Bistrot du Paradou, is a great place for lunch or dinner.
I first ate here before trip advisor existed or a tourist guide bothered mentioning it. A freezing cold January day spent here with enough red wine to keep us warm for a month and my first ever rabbit dish, all by an open fire.
Town of St Remy de Provence
Yet another one in my series on The Madonna, this time from the church in the village of Maussane Les Alpilles. Not only do I love the peacefulness and the light I find in churches, they also provide a great place to shelter from the Provençal heat.
The dappled shade under the plane trees that line so many of the roads in Provence helps give the never ending numbers of cyclists in this area some relief from the heat of the provençal sun. These cyclists were pedaling their way through the village of Le Paradou.
The magnificent 12th Century Abbaye Notre Dame de Sénanque (a Cistersian abbey where 8 monks are still living) set in fields of Lavendin and not far from the Village of Gordes. You can only enter the interior on a guided visit now and it’s well worth taking the time…… stay until 6pm for the Vepres, sublime.
There are plenty of gorgeous shaded squares in Aix en Provence to while away the hottest hours of the day.
The perfect place to play on a hot evening in the village fountain of Maussane les Alpilles.
It seems everyone moves around on a bike in Provence.
I loved this gorgeous new café (just opened in May of this year) ‘La Maison de Bonlis’ in the village of Bonnieux. As well as a great place to grab a coffee or drink it sells wonderful provençal homewares, olive oils, and other products. However it was the photographic books that piqued my interest and in doing so I got to chat with the owner and discovered more about the published photographers (all local to the area) Denis Brihat (who moved to Bonnieux in 1958 and was once a friend of the late photographer Robert Doisneau), Sophie Gunther and Jean François Jung.
It’s impossible to drive past these fruit stalls set up on the sides of the Provençal country roads.
The market is coming to an end just as I arrive in Menerbes
I love these Pizza and food trucks that appear all over the place in France, this one is in St Remy de Provence.
Beating the sweltering midday heat in Isle sur la Sorgue
I tasted….I loved!
Can I please?
I can taste the sweetness as I write! If you are in France during the melon season, you must try the Cavaillon melon they are some of the best you will find anywhere.
The village of Menerbes and just one of its many stunning houses.
Fields of it, glorious!
Each time I am in Bonnieux I stop to photograph this building and its front courtyard…a favourite.
The mysterious medieval village of Les Baux, taken early in the morning before the summer crowds had arrived.
The hilltop villages, the architecture, the history, the cicadas, the food and wine, …..what is not to love in this part of the world!