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1407, 2018

Talented guests!

July 14th, 2018|Comments Off on Talented guests!

It’s well known that Provence attracts artists – Cézanne, van-Gogh & Gauguin to name but a few !

Our regular guest Ian Smith arrived today with a very special gift, a painting of our house , framed as well! So wonderful and personal , he is clearly a very talented artist. Thank you.

This is our second […]

1307, 2018


July 13th, 2018|Comments Off on L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue

This lovely town, on the river Sorgue is best explored when the market is NOT on! ( it’s on Sunday & Thursday) .Famous for its antique shops and brocante, there is so much to enjoy including this free gallery that we visit each year.

Of course there are an abundance of restaurants to choose from.

We discovered […]

2006, 2018

Le Fournil

June 20th, 2018|Comments Off on Le Fournil

We enjoyed a superb meal in Bonnieux this week.

Guy & Jean Christophe have been there for 22 years so have quite a reputation.

Three courses with an amuse bouche is 49€ and the extensive wine list includes pichet, Luberon and wines from throughout France at sensible prices.

Service is friendly, food perfectly cooked and a beautiful ambiance […]

2106, 2018

Mont Ventoux

June 21st, 2018|Comments Off on Mont Ventoux

The iconic mountain beckons all cyclists, the giant of Provence stands 1909 metres, today as I rode up I met a gentleman celebrating his 70th birthday and telling me it was on his bucket list!

Below looking at Ventoux from Flassan which is a good place to park for the Bédoin climb

There are three routes up

The […]

1406, 2018

Return of the sun

June 14th, 2018|Comments Off on Return of the sun

After exceptional rainfall, thunderstorms and cloud in recent weeks our guests will be happy to wake up to blue skies and warm sunshine today

106, 2018

Another great ride

June 1st, 2018|Comments Off on Another great ride

This simple circuit of 63k takes in the nearby village of Villars, followed by a climb from abt 250 metres to 1100 metres to Lagarde d’Apt ,then passing the Lavender fields heading to Sault with views of Mont Ventoux before heading back via Javon to Saint-Saturnin.

Above – heading towards the hills

Low clouds heading in

Looking […]