208, 2018

Gorge de Nesque

August 2nd, 2018|Comments Off on Gorge de Nesque

The Gorge de Nesque is the most spectacular gorge in Provence after the Gorge de Verdon.

Whether you are a hiker or cyclist it offers breathtaking views and even in the height of summer is not over run with either so you can still enjoy it’s beauty in peace.

Mont Ventoux above with the Gorge de Nesque […]

2907, 2018

Lavender season

July 29th, 2018|Comments Off on Lavender season

As reliably as summer coming the lavender has been spectacular as always

The fields are a buzz with bees



And tourists!

The spectacle starts mid to late June and peaks early July for colour and then is usually cut from late July to mid August

Come and experience it for your self !

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]