Saturday, May 19, 2012

Happy Endings

Map of most of where we explored
'Provence' covers a big area and we managed to have some fun while we wandered in 
and out of different areas of the region. Gordes, Menerbes, Fontaine de Vaucluse,
l' Isle sur la Sorgue, Roussillon, Beaux-des-Provence and more.

The Musee de la Lavande was mildly interesting. Next time I will skip the museum part and just shop the Boutique. Pure oils, great soaps, incense and cream products are lovely but how many stills and rivets can hold one's (my) interest? Not that many I guess.

 The village of Roussillion is constructed with the local soil (of course) and so presents
a soft warm palate of colors that are very pleasing to the eye.
The lavender and violette glaces are incredible!

The ochre hills in Roussillion where one can walk and enjoy the marvelous hues.

Poppy fields on the way home from Roussillion.

Olive oil to spray on your food or is it perfume? Great marketing and 
one of the best meals I've had in France at Cafe-Veranda in Menerbes.

Pont de Julien, ancient Roman bridge 
where Marcy and Martine wave au revoir to Provence.