They say that Fall in New England is beautiful, but I defy anyone not to be impressed by the colours of the Luberon at this time of year. Stunning! Thank goodness for digital cameras otherwise I would have got through an awful lot of film.
Well it's been a long hot summer in London and Provence.. we've just returned from lovely Roussy-Roussy (Roussillon) as the family call it and as usual, it was looking spectacular in the fine weather.
We had a character forming trip down, deciding to camp. I am not entirely sure why - it seemed a good idea at the time. As the children said, it was soooo budget.
We started off in Picardie and went in search of some WWI cemetaries - not difficult as there are over one thousand. The Guards Cemetary at Lebeouf has Alice's Great Great Uncle, Lt Col W.D.Drury-Lowe's grave which we found. The memorial at Thiepval was most impressive and a little humbling.
From here, we travelled to the Auvergne - stunning! A lakeside campsite in an area of outstanding beauty - Le Foret de Troncais. And from here it was down to Provence via the new bridge at Millau..
The market in Apt was splendid this weekend as it wasn't as busy as usual.. the fruit and veg looked fab, as did the flowers and spices. I recognised our fishmonger who visits Roussillon market on Thursday mornings - they must go from marche to marche..
According to the Daily Telegraph, https://www.flybe.com are beginning flights to Avignon from Southampton, UK from May 2006. This is the first route to Avignon from the UK - hopefully there will be more.
Having recently bought a house in the village of Roussillon, the famous ochre village in the Vaucluse, I thought that I would set upa weblog with village and area news.
From restaurant experiences to spotting celebrities, I intend this to be the place to visit if you are going to the area. In October for example, we met Russell Crowe who was filming a Peter Mayle story, 'A Good Year'. Seemed a nice guy too!