Le Moulin de Provence
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We met with high winds and rough seas last night heading from LaSpezia to The French Riviera, so our trip to St. Tropez was canceled. We rebooked an excursion to a seaside fishing resort headed in the direction of Marseille (20 minutes East). It is called Cassis. Despite the fact that out time on the French Riviera was cut short due to the impending storm, it was no less enjoyable ...
This is a charming village, south of the Luberon mountain area in Provence. It is the home of Peter Mayle, a Brit, who wrote books on rebuilding a farm house in Provence. He describes a snow clad night in winter as being so quiet you could "hear a mouse ****" It has tiny streets and the centre part of it is blocked off during the day.. Parking is an issue (don't ...
... that she likes – how lovely that these have been handed down through a generation.
Carol is from Miramas and never moved outside of this area to live, Eric is French and was born in Germany as his parents moved around a lot with his father’s work, they met in Aix-en-Provence approx 40 minutes from here and have two teenage daughters – (don’t need to say anymore other than they are teenagers!!)
We drove to St Tropez, made famous by Brigitte Bardot in the 1950's. A seaside extravaganza. We arrived on market day apparently 100,000 visit here each summer day. Again signs everywhere of wealth, huge boats beside even bigger boats. We did visit one beach and saw the obligatory sight Then on to Lourmarin. A tiny wee village which I will attach photos later. The place that we are staying does not seem to have wifi ...
After helping Ronald and Geraldine yesterday (I was NOT working as my visa says I must not work), they took Sandy and I out on a boat exploring the Calanques (like Fiords) between Marseilles and Cassis
I left their party last night at 10pm as they were serving the main course, they didn't escape until 3am!! So this morning we didn't set off til 1030am but still were on the boat at 1130am
It was one of the most relaxing days I have ...
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