We landed in Marseille(Marignane) airport Sept 6th..blue skies etc..rented a car..next time we will do what we did in 2008..Achat-Rachat..
We spent ap. one week in The Alpilles area..
One week in the Lubéron area..
and one week in Les Alpes Maritimes area..
add on 2 days in Aix..to bring us closer to the airport for our return.
We drove to our place to stay for the first week..
St-Rémy..which I love.I will get to it later:)I think I have too much to say about St-Rémy~♥
So many pics..so little time..GARDENS...catching up..with everything..
St-Rémy is loaded with plane trees..charm..a carousel♥ ..terraces to eat..shops..a market and super friendly wonderful people..there always seems to be an air of fete here..
We settled in..and as I mentioned Jacques had made lists of market days..
the first one we went to was in ..
It's a small town..cute as a button..w/ a small market..we bought un poulet rotisserie:) for dinner and a few other culinary delights like the best olives ever ..they are IN.. markets.
The town was so friendly..Jacques was filming..a gentleman came out of the Mairie and started talking to Jacques as friendly as can be..M.Le Maire..the mayor.
What's not to love about a town w/ bunting?♥
And look how they sold their plants there..I loved that!
I asked if I could take a photo and he said:"Avec le patron?":)
So the whole trip if a person or shop or whatever was involved I ASKED to take a pic..twice I did not:(
I could have cried.
One was a pottery seller..a woman..the pottery was EVERYWHERE..I snapped a quick pic and she flipped:(
She asked me to delete the pic..and I did..
the second was happy older accordeon player I spotted from far away..he looked so happy..NOT..
so I suggest you ask..
you will see Occitane pics on future posts..stores..etc..I asked..
I don't know how people take pics everywhere..:(
Market sellers are to be applauded..we saw many at many markets..the same people..the same things..
on Isle- Sur -La -Sorgue..we ate by the water..and for 3 hrs an older gentleman meticulously packed his van almost alphabetically..that means w/ great care.
So..I'll keep showing you bits and bobs of places we went to..
when we left here..
we drove to Maillane~♥Sam told me about Maillane.♥
It was the Frédéric Mistral festival..we went twice:)
Maillane is small and quiet and oh so lovely...
It is fall here..starting..
things are parched dry..we had rain last night..but honestly..everything is so brown and not pretty..
Provence arde the same..we saw gardens that were sad..and smaller gardens that were happy..
But..the amber and gold and reds..are starting...
I love this collection..the 4 seasons of Brambly Hedge..Autumn..is above..
I made mini rose muffins when we came home..and they were oh so pretty but oh so blah..so.. no recipe:)
The sunflowers I planted got eaten alive as soon as they sprouted..out front..
let nature do things♥
Out back..not planted by me.And yet they grew..
Fall busi..y..ness in the garden:)
So this is my journal..you know that..so my posts will come more quickly as I go through my pics and document Provence~
I have only done this cute town..have so many more to go:)