Travel Blogs from Brignoles
... 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.
We left the coast of Cote d'Azur behind for the mountains on Haute Provence today, driving via Grasse first, and visited the Perfume museum of Fragonard, learning the production process of perfumes. It's worth a visit if you haven't been before - and the guided tour is free.
We continued driving along ...
... on Steven's phone (one that doesn't require an internet connection) showed us that there was a reasonable-looking shopping centre on the other side of town centre (Centre Commercial Auchan Côté Seyne) - about 60 minutes' walk from the ship. With nothing else to do and two hours before the ship was due to depart we decided on an adventure - to walk to the shopping centre, have a cup of coffee and get back to the ship before they withdrew the gangway. There ...
... on the other side and there was actually a municipal campsite behind this with a view of the lake and cliffs and we ended up picking this as our stop, so much better than the previous option so we were very thankful for the caravan in trouble. We parked Sven and walked down to the lake and there were several places to hire a pedalo, although only with a 4 person maximum. We hired 2 and off we went. The gorge is just awesome, ...
... we only bought €3 worth) and fine lavender was going for €250 per litre. It was interesting to see their relative lack of safety equipment while handling the steaming bales of lavender and operating the heavy machinery. Why wear steel-toed boots when you can wear espadrilles and a singlet?! Forget safety goggles, too – the only protective equipment they had was a pair of gloves. We then continued on our way back to camp to enjoy the pool for the rest of the ...
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Other places to stay in Brignoles
Golf de Barbaroux, route de Cabasse, Brignoles | 3 star hotelfrom $122
Centre d'Affaires d'Hexagone, Bretelle A8, Brignoles | Hotelfrom $77
Ancien Chemin du Val, Brignoles | 3 star hotelfrom $89
Rue Francois Dufort, Brignoles | Hotelfrom $46