808, 2017

Summer food

August 8th, 2017|0 Comments

Melons grown locally are in abundance in the markets and are perfect for breakfast, lunch or can be eaten as a starter or as they are so sweet dessert too. Karen prepared lunch of melon served with smoked trout and feta cheese with a little basil and of course our own olive oil – delicious […]

1307, 2017

Riding around the Lavender fields

July 13th, 2017|0 Comments

Early July is the peak of colour in the Lavender fields that surround us.
Whilst I cycled it would be a very pleasant drive and encompasses some spectacular scenery.

From Saint Saturnin Les Apt I took the D179 towards Rustrel and then turned left onto the D34 which takes 12 kilometres to reach Lagarde d’Apt at just […]

207, 2017

Great hiking weather …

July 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

Head out of our driveway and into the hills! Just a few kilometers uphill and you will soon be in the silence of the garrigue or woodlands with spectacular views of the village and Luberon valley. 

This walk is 9 kilometers, not to steep , walking shoes recommended as the stones are slippery.
Just remember to look around […]

1306, 2017

Lovely Lyon

June 13th, 2017|0 Comments

We visited last week to attend the Coldplay concert which conveniently fell on my birthday. We have spent a day here some years ago and like many have driven round the city when heading South or visa versa. Time was again too short but sufficient to give us an appetite to return. 

There are many paths […]

2905, 2017

Gorge de Nesque

May 29th, 2017|0 Comments

Whether you wish to drive round or cycle the Gorge de Nesque traces the south facing slope of Mont Ventoux. It is quite spectacular with a diverse land scape of forest & rocks with stunning views.

I cycled from home taking the D943 in the direction of Sault. 

This road steadily rises from 375 metres in Saint […]

505, 2017

Posh Gordes

May 5th, 2017|0 Comments

Gordes is a quintessential Provençale perched village, just 20 minutes along the valley. One could argue it’s biggest attribute is the view from the viewpoint over the valley. 

But take a stroll around the back streets and there are some gorgeous houses and buildings with immense history and character. Market day is Tuesday. It was featured […]