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Today is our last morning market visit, as we head to the town of Loumarin (a 30 minute drive in the opposite direction from all of the other towns we have visited) for their Friday morning market. Parking is not too challenging (thankfully!) and we enjoy 90 minutes to visit the market stalls and listen to some good live music from three Spanish musicians.
After the morning market, we drive 10 minutes ...
... waiting for us to see!
What a joy to feel and smell endless lavender and sunflowers side by side - miles and miles of them!
After a bit of "babyfoot" in a village and watched locals play petanque by a castle, we headed back to Esparron for dinner and a relaxing evening in the castle.
... longer than expected: 4+ hours to cover 200km, I enjoyed the mountain drive without traffic and green scenary, to arrive at elevated village with a beautiful green lake and a medieval castle to stay by 7pm!
The owner of the chateau was there to warmly welcome us, and we enjoyed our stay like guests more than visitors!
... out of the sun as much as we could because it was very very hot out today. I played a car game with Charlie for a bit before lunch and I am realizing that he can be very stubborn and will be the handful.
For lunch we had pizza which was nice because it made me feel like I was back in Canada. They made it in a pizza oven that is situated beside the pool and although the crust was burnt it was still great.
After lunch I took a nap (I know I have such a hard life :P), went for ...
Day 7 – Aix-en-Provence
Don’t sell Laundromats (laverie) short. They are a great place to meet people. This morning a
very friendly woman (Alex) helped us make our way through the washer/dryerprocess. She and Bill then proceeded to chat amiably in French for the better part of an hour. The owner of the laverie wandered by and gaveus all sorts of tips on where to go ...