Le Mas des Etoiles
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... up on our writing and having lunch on the deck in the sun. Then it’s off to the Cedar Forest just 4 km away situated on the very top of the Petite Luberon. The road up is narrow with drop offs on either side but the views are stunning. At the top we park and take a trail. It’s not well marked, just yellow lines on trees so we aren’t sure if we are on the one we want but it is pretty and going the right way. We ...
... to the hilltop. Yes there she is i say and she still has the beret which i purchase with a matching scarf made by the lovely patient stall holder from her own Alpaca.
We walk down the steep hill past the Roman villa. It is a huge excavation covering many acres. This was a very large Roman settlement and excavation is still in progress. The most beautiful cats everywhere walking amongst the ruins sleeping on the marble in the sun. i think they must ...
... back of their push bike, breaking a fresh end bit off and munching on it as they walk down the street!! It’s almost like a fashion accessory here. So of course, we have joined in the tradition, and in most towns we have discovered our favourite Boulangerie (there are always many to choose from), and returned each day to buy a crunchy fresh baguette.
Then of course there is the deliciously airy and flaky breakfast tradition of a buttery warm croissant fresh from the ...
... dinner – then headed off in search of local markets recommended by our b&b host.
Hill top town of Bonnieux first (are they all hill top?). Lovely market of clothes etc intermingled amongst food stalls (veg, fruit, cheese, sausages etc). Got excited by a stall selling a range of jams and honey (could these be the same jams we had a breakfast?) Yes! Went through and tried a heap – in order to prepare my selection for ...
... lavender will only make 12 ounces of lavender oil, which explains the very high cost of the product.
It was fascinating to see all of the various types of stills that have been used to distill the oil from the flowers over the years, beginning in the 1600s. They operate on the very same principle as alcohol stills, and some have even been used for that purpose from time to time.
Dinner was back at our house, and we had a ...