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Monday 29 September
Today was St Remy de Provence day, home to famous artists like Van Gogh. We also saw the house were Nostradamus was born. It is very touristy but the old part is very pretty.
We went to buy a drink ad noticed a lot of people waiting at a roundabout ...
Sunday 28 September
Went to the brocante fair and market at L'isle Sur La Sourge. It was brilliant. There was stall after stall of vintage and antique silver, lamps, books, porcelain, you name it. The prices were higher than in other places but it is known as the antique capital of Provence.
We walked around the fresh food markets where they sell cheese and fruit and olives, clothes, souvenirs and soap. ...
Saturday 27 September
To get to Boulbon we selected a drive along the coast accompanied by Bruce and Jenelle. Bruce got to see a number of light houses and we had a huge oyster lunch in Bozigues. It is renowned for its oyster festival and the oysters were huge, fresh and creamy. It was lovely setting with the harbour just across the road topped off by another blazing day of sunshine.
... has developed to keep the tradition alive, as well as the bulls! I have since learnt it is called 'courses camarguasis’ and involves the bull fighter attempting to pluck ribbons and ‘cockades’ from the horns of the bull (they have been tied on). It still requires all the skill and artistry, but the bull is not injured.
Back to our trip, we then continued on to have a look at the seaside town of Saintes Maries De la mer, which is at the ...
... about 5 m from the 2.5 m bridge (The Flash is 2.9m high). Disaster averted I managed a U- turn with the help of the versions camera and we safely found an alternative route to the store. The Casino Geante was huge - even bigger than some of the Asda and Tescos I have seen in the UK so the shopping trip ended up taking about 2 hours - however we managed to get Ollie a new set of walking boots (much needed) after his complaints during the Cassis ...