La Bastide des Cinq Lys
Travel Blogs from Gordes
We drive to Apt for a decent grocery store to pick up a few items for dinners. The route takes us past towering gray limestone cliffs, along narrow cliff hugging roads and over gorges on skinny bridges. Allen is loving it. He’s been wanting to get to the Monts de Vaucluse so we take our time sharing the road with lots of bicyclists.
Thursday I get to choose. We start off slow enjoying the house and ...
... parade in July of all the camargue bulls and all the Arlesiennes in full traditional costume. The bullfighting is the full Spanish type where the bull is killed.
In march 2013 we were in Ste Marie in the Carmargue and in ...
... scallops the size of fried eggs i have never seen scallops this big before. A firm white flesh fish is wrapped and goes into our basket.
The fish is tender and succulent. The scallops cooked in rich creamy butter and finely minced garlic are exquisite. The bottle of wine from the region Katia has left us is delicious.
We are relaxed and starting to feel like we are in the most beautiful dream and i reach over and pinch Lucas gently ...
... and interesting shops to make this a relaxing spot to explore.
On the way back to Le Verger (our B&B / haven) we detoured so Jeannie could have a quick look at hill-top Gordes - and to stock up at one of it's recommended patisseries for this evening's picnic.
Tomorrow we leave Provence to drive to the mid-Pyrenees, fully understanding and endorsing the hype about this area: the people, the food and the sites have all delighted us.
... called " La Borie" hosted by Christine and Emanuele. This place is amazing with panoramic views. We were to enjoy the comforts of our self contained apartment for 2 days.
After settling in we felt a swim was in order after the heat of the day, and our feet needed some relaxation.
Then it was to get ready for dinner. We dined at a restaurant called " La Provencale", and enjoyed the Menu du Soir for 25 ...
Other places to stay in Gordes
Le Village, Gordes | 4 star hotelfrom $319
Route de l'Abbaye de Senanque, Gordes | 4 star hotelfrom $411
Route de Murs, Gordes | 4 star hotelfrom $211
Route De Cavaillon, Gordes | 3 star hotelfrom $188
Route de SÃ©nanque, Gordes | 3 star hotelfrom $160
RD 156, Les Pourquiers, Gordes | Hotelfrom $60
Joucas, Gordes | 3 star hotelfrom $209
Route d'Apt par D2, Gordes | Hotelfrom $152
Gordes 84220 Rue Andre chote, Gordes | Hotelfrom $85
pl. du ChÃ¢teau, Gordes | Hotelfrom $234
Route de Murs, Gordes | Hotelfrom $88
Route de St Saturnin d'Apt, Gordes | 3 star hotelfrom $170