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After getting use to the sound of hoot owls in the night we slept in until 8:00am this morning. We awoke to a low cloud level and cool temperatures but the promise of a sunny day lay ahead. After a pot of coffee (loved that after a month of espressos) and a light breakfast, we took a walk through the village of Noves.
Noves is is a very small village with only a few hundred inhabitants. At one time there were ramparts around the town but only a few remain along with a few ...
Monaco was cloudy and grey this morning when we woke. It is November after all. We checked out of the Port Palace Hotel about 10:00 and departed for Provence. The drive was about three hours and 25€ in tolls. While all part of the travel experience, the cost is a bit aggravating for those of us who are use to "freeways".
We arrived at our "gite" or rental unit in the tiny village ...
... This time her son, who has a little English answered. He sent mum around to meet us, open the gate and take Ches on a tour of the cottage issuing instructions and advice. It was all French to me.
By this stage it was 1.30 and Ches asked about lunch in town; "tout de suite" was the answer. I think that meant "pull your finger out",but my French is non existent.
We've arrived at Italian restaurants/cafes at 3.00 pm ...
... he painted over 100 paintings at this time as well as completed numerous sketches). Prints of many of these sketches can be seen around the grounds. We also visited his room and a great deal of information is provided for visitors on his life and works. Close by is the ancient roman ruins of Glanum. So we wandered over and had a look at some of these before heading back to ...
... materials. It was without light except for the moving photos that filled all of the walls, ceiling and floors, and as you walked around immersed in the wonderful paintings of the greats, you were transported by varied but appropriate music. The paintings constantly changed and flowed and we were all mesmerised by this fantastic multi media show. After returning home we walked down to the local square for a dinner with the locals at one of the ...