Went for an early morning promenade at the old town of Draguignan where we used to lived. One thing I am missing about Provence is the flowers and the vineyards!
Staying in a campsite today for some stopover errands. This is the same campsite we first stayed in when we bought our house in Provence 8 years ago. It was a very charming spot set in a landscape of matured trees interspersed with vineyards. Eight years later today, some of the vineyards are gone, bulldozed to make way for more concrete structures, and the campsite has just recently changed management and is now transformed into a mobile-home site. The matured trees are gone and now replaced by younger ones. It’s still cheaper to camp here than to stay in a hotel. For a tent and a car and two persons, the charge is 17.euros without electricity whereas in a hotel room, the cheapest would cost you 52euros, 2-star.
La Prairie, Le Muy, Provence
08 June 2010
We are starting the drive (with stopovers) towards Paris today where H will begin a new assignment on Monday. Stopping at the village of Breil sur Roya to do some errands, I noticed the geranium flowers on this hotel’s windows and I realized we will be missing the summer crowd and excitement of the Roya Valley. Oh well, you cannot have it all. Paris is just as exciting!
05 June 2010
Saturday afternoon is wedding day in France. As soon as you hear the continuous blowing of horns, you bet there is a wedding convoy driving past. I heard it today, looked at my kitchen window and there must be about fifty cars in that convoy – all beeping non-stop. Must be a famous couple, a celebrity, who knows?
04 June 2010
03 June 2010
02 June 2010
01 June 2010
French women at work
Set in one of the world’s most beautiful bays, Villefranche-sur-Mer, France is one of the most visited towns in the south of France.
This is one of the most magnificent views when you take the commuter bus from Menton to Nice – a 2-hour ride that costs only one euro. Believe it or not!