Le Mas de Guilles
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... were subjected. 10,000 people of 38 different nationalities were interned here and over 2,000 Jews were deported from here to Auschwitz. It is the only major internment and deportation camp in France that is still intact and open to the public.
We were fortunate enough to have a wonderful guide who explained a lot of things that weren’t written down. It was very sobering to walk through these spaces ...
... isn’t any "old" growth. The path is clear and we come out upon a marvelous view to the south. It’s hazy but still beautiful. Getting out in nature is important to me. It renews me after so many hill towns, chateaux, and historical markers. After a couple of hours we head home refreshed, drop into the patisserie for dessert for dinner and buy a top up voucher for my phone. The patisserie lady helps us get the phone topped ...
... back of their push bike, breaking a fresh end bit off and munching on it as they walk down the street!! It’s almost like a fashion accessory here. So of course, we have joined in the tradition, and in most towns we have discovered our favourite Boulangerie (there are always many to choose from), and returned each day to buy a crunchy fresh baguette.
Then of course there is the deliciously airy and flaky breakfast tradition of a buttery warm croissant fresh from the ...
... Siege de Ménerbes, which lasted from 1573 to 1578 during the French Wars of Religion. By 1960 Ménerbes was half depopulated but was the residence of Dora Maar, one of Picasso's models. The region grew lavender, mushrooms, truffles and red wine. One of Peter Mayle's books was made into a film A Good Year starring Russell Crowe, which was filmed nearby in the region. Much was actually filmed in the nearby town of Bonnieux. A year in Provence was ...
Today we made our first foray outside of Aix, spending most of the day in the capable hands of the very charming and knowledgeable Janicke Lemiere, our local guide extraordinaire. She and Sarah Pernet, operating as "Discover Provence", offer custom guided tours (in English) of Aix, and the surrounding areas of Provence. We had a thoroughly delightful day, with Janicke leading us on a walking tour of Aix in the morning, followed by a drive to ...