Le Clos de Pradines
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... Mountains of biscuits and macarons and several nougat stalls. Stone fruit, raspberries and strawberries. Eggplant, zucchini and zucchini flowers. And a group of young men - perhaps on a bucks' jaunt - dressed in women's dust coats (also on sale at the market) wheeling a friend in a baby pram, here pictured in front of a tapenade stall. A final coffee and people watching at the Bar du Marché ended a perfect ...
... pope which, sadly, was bombed by the Germans in WWII. The vines are not espaliered as ours are, but cut right down to little squat, individual bushes heavy with bunches of ripe grapes. We saw them being hand-picked in many fields. The view from the Chateau and the nearby restaurant made me feel as though I was suspended in the sky, or in the top of a tall tree-house - the villages looked so far away.
We ate and drank in the hallowed grounds of Le ...
The village of Saint-Siffret has also returned to life since school resumed, and is a much livelier place now with many more people out and about. WIth the increase in local traffic, the narrow laneways are often blocked, followed by much patient reversing and maneuvering of cars to clear the way. It is also a little cooler now and the days are already getting shorter.
On Friday we headed into Uzes for dinner at one of our ...
... onto the inside of the rock are now gone and only the foundations and scars on the rock left to mark where they were. There are staircases to clamber to the top of the twin castles and the views are spectacular. The castles were originally joined however the mid section now gone, it is bitter when the mistrals (from Switzerland) blow through the gap. Cold but not bitter for us.
We spent so long clambering around the chateau that we only had ...
... Palace was huge and with the audio guide we learned all the history of the 100 years of having popes in Avignon. Apparently the city was sold to Rome because the queen needed the money. Rooms were huge, a few were painted authentically and there was an art show in one of the large rooms. We then had a creamy cappuccino (!!!) and by now Avignon was much busier. We had a quick look at Les Halles market and the bric a bac in the square. ...