Le Couvent des Minimes
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... I guess you could compare it to Philidelphia, but with a much nicer texture - and likely to be more healthly! The goats cheese on the other hand was quite special, soft centered goats cheese with the expected flavour and texture!
Back on the road and another hour of winding roads and straight roads and we got to Banon, which seemed to be the centre of the lavender fields! Down a little back road we found the local cheese co-op where they make 2500 cheeses per ...
... until the have only 4 miles remaining and the skies open up and the deluge, lightning and strong winds begin in earnest!! They return to the house soaked to the bone, a little chilled, but safe and we are all thankful to be together again, and sit down for a wonderful buffet dinner.
Tomorrow is an early wake up call, as our first winery visit (a 60 minute drive away) is at 9am! It should be a very fun ...
A bit of a rest from driving today - we enjoyed the neighbourhood of Verdon first by taking an electric boat out. It was peaceful but a bit windy. So sailing would have been better!
We drove into a nearby village for lunch, then onto Riez, another village 15 min drive away, where the famous lavender ...
... longer than expected: 4+ hours to cover 200km, I enjoyed the mountain drive without traffic and green scenary, to arrive at elevated village with a beautiful green lake and a medieval castle to stay by 7pm!
The owner of the chateau was there to warmly welcome us, and we enjoyed our stay like guests more than visitors!
... of the Lords of Buoux (Ponteves family) a medieval castle which was transformed in the 17th century and was never completed. Today this castle runs as children's educational center and is run by the Luberon Nature Park. We continued on our walk and visited the "Saint Marie Chapel" which was built in the 13th century. We then descended into the Village of Buoux who's impressive 17th century stone buildings line narrow cobbled ...
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