Ibis Cavaillon Luberon
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... out to be 5-6 more. Our wonderful friend Mary had volunteered to get more rose and beer so we were fine.
Everyone seemed to have a good time, the conversation was lively and we had music courtesy of the new Bluetooth speaker system I had purchased as an early birthday gift to myself at the Apple store in town.
Yes, you heard me - there is an Apple ...
Cathleen invited us to spend a day at "the Rock" located in the charming seaside village of Cassis. Cassis is known for the Calanques, which are stunning rock formations that jut out into the Mediterranean. People go there to sunbathe and swim. "The Rock" is a bit of a challenge to get to, but once there quite beautiful.
On arrival, we went straight to the casual restaurant ...
... Papes. This is an incredible old palace, that was used as the seat of the Pope in the 14th century when Rome was deemed too dangerous for them to be living there. Most of the palace is in pretty bad repair now, although the stone architecture is still magnificent, a lot of the murals and decorations were destroyed in various fires (which isn’t that surprising considering all four of us could comfortably stand in the fireplaces!). We paid
... Dachsund (sp?). The weiner dog followed me around while I took photos of the grounds, as people started trickling in (All speaking French, of course).
What else was I gonna do, really?
Proceeded to be introduced to 12 other French folks from the Provence countryside. A very eclectic blend of characters for sure. I was the non-French speaking American at the huge dinner table, ...
... Thanks Sophie!
My favourite place today, by far, was the picturesque and beautiful Fontaine de Vaucluse. Anne and I have been there before, but I remain in awe of this incredible natural phenomenon where a raging river seems to spring from nowhere. The town itself is also delightful. I hope the photos below capture what I mean.
Gordes was another highlight. Another French hilltop village perfectly pristine and agonisingly ...