Le Domaine de Tournon
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... It's really interesting. Maybe it's always this way or maybe it's just because not that many people think of going to southern France in December. Who knows? Our time here has been a bit different. We arrived an hour early at about 6am and upon arriving at our hostel a migraine arrived in my head. So I spent my first day in France mostly in bed. The next day I awoke feeling much better... But Cortney awoke with a full blown cold. We are a bit of a mess. ...
On the way to our departure point in Vancouver we stopped to visit Emily in Salmon Arm and Marilyn (an old cohousing friend) in White Rock. Emily and her beau Benton (See picture) just bought their first house in Salmon Arm.
We haven't seen Marilyn for quite a few years so it was great to catch up with her again. She continues to do her art and they have created a wonderful home for themselves in White Rock. They have a sweet story of how ...
... side of Aix, stopping at a photoshop to get a couple digital prints to give to the French girl we met at one of the local brasseries; and then to the local library, which has a rather unique (but appropriate) display that you simply cannot miss; see the accompanying photo.
We then walked through the Old Quarter for the umpteenth time, which was really mobbed with people enjoying a long holiday weekend, and then stopped at the brasserie on the Place de ...
... for us, today's breezes had peak gusts of around 25-mph, which were tolerable.
Although we'd planned on taking it easy today, the gorgeous blue skies beckoned us around noon, so we walked across the Cours to try Le Grillon for lunch. It receives generally favorable reviews, but we came away less than impressed. The older waiter was the first grouchy garçon-stereotype we've encountered in a very ...
... and we got off at the Place de la Marie to have lunch around 12:30 or so. The place we chose did not disappoint. At ground level, there is a a souvenir shop named "Chat Reveur", which roughly translates as "Cat Dream".
A steep flight of stairs in the back of this shop takes you up to "Mandarine", a cute little bistro (25-seats at small, tightly-packed tables) that serves simple but elegant lunches. We were amazed at the ambience, ...