Le Mas de Guilles
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... that's all folks. Until next time!
French word of the day:
...that's a funny word haha.
Ps have I told you about my neighbours upstairs??
Oh. And there is no upstairs. Soooo like the attic I guess.
I can tell they're pretty big because when I hear them running around up there...well it's noisy. And there's more than one. Yea. They're great. As long as they stay there ...
We missed the summer lavender fields. If you really dig modern painting, Aix-en-Provence may hold some charm. Not a bad town, just nothing really spectacular.
Nancy liked the shopping in the old town during the market day.
My pic is a bit snarky. Just showing what is undoubtedly the worst (somewhat) functionally aircraft carrier in the world, the Charles de Gaulle.
Wednesday began with a hazy mist covering the valley and lingered til midday. Sebbe had been car sick the last few days so after breakfast we decided to forego our "marche frais" visit for the day and walk to the top of the village to see the old stone church. The rising fog made it difficult but after we walked the 86 steps to the Vielle Eglise the valley began to clear. In the distance the Monts du Vacluse could be seen as well ...
... 100 metres from our last direction. Bonnieux is a quaint small town positioned on top of a cliff and was a fortified village from 972AD. Next morning we were off to the market at L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue for coffee, croissant and baguette. Also bought some local wine here but declined the fantastic looking paella. Turned out not to be the market we were looking for, but who cares. Then on to Coustelet for another morning ...
... caramel at the base, a few kms before camp.
Once we were cleaned up, we drove about 15 minutes to a really well preserved medieval town called Vaison-la-Romaine. The town is divided by a river and and to get into the old town, you have to go over a stone bridge that has been there since the 14th century! We couldn’t believe that the bridge was still strong enough to support all that vehicle, let alone pedestrian traffic. We wandered ...