Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Let's go to St-Paul -De-Vence♥


Simply because..

we LOVED it~..and it's grey and morose out here at the moment..damp  and just blah.So..onto Provence.






























St Paul..♥
We parked in the indoor parking.. Jacques was a trooper..let me tell you..those indoor spots are tortuous lol and treacherous.. through there you arrive at a myriad of cute boutiques..where you can get a lot of specialty products..if you are not going to markets..this spot has a lot.
And then out to a main meeting ground..so funny..I thought I was talking to Jacques..he was feet ahead of me and I was talking to a strange man..  who said he didn't mind:) Sweet man..

St-Paul is gorgeous..GORGEOUS.

Lots of shops..views.. art boutiques..and  a knock out Occitane..knock out.C'est si beau..designed by the founder himself.

We had lunch at Le Tilleul..outside..oh mais ce fut magnifique.
Magical..like a movie set.Truly..the leaves were golden and gently falling..weather was beautiful..I just loved it all.
We had a father daughter beside us,so nice..southern gentleman  from Charleston....she had just married.. and her honeymoon yacht was docked in Cannes..her dad had flown out to meet her for this day♥ Imagine that.And they had a chauffeur..I think Jacques would have loved a chauffeur a few times;)
When they left we had a handsome young man from India..on a business trip ..loving St-Paul -De -Vence..I do kind of say hello to people:):)
Everyone has a story.
Anyway..I can recommend this place with all my heart.

I have not been many places in my life..but I can safely say Provence is somewhere I could have lived .




44 comments:

  1. Wow!! what gorgeous place!! love the pictures!!

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  2. Nice picture's Mon the one with J and the camera....neat'
    Mon you can paint the picture with girl! The resto you ate was very pretty.
    A nice trip all around!


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    1. It was:) The resto was a little dream..you know us..simple for things like that so this felt like the royal treatment because of the location..views and food:)Cute prop that camera:)

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  3. Oh my Monique. I so have enjoyed this visit to Provence with you, every step of the way. Your photographs are breathtaking. They make me want to experience it for myself, which is the hallmark of a great photograph! Thank you for sharing it with us! French graves fascinate me, all above ground like that. Some are very beautiful. Hope you are having a beautiful week dear friend. God bless! xoxo

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    1. The cemetaries are outstanding..and seeing this one form the ramparts..oh my.. a man was signing..the views..you just can't believe you're there:)♥Thank you Marie..quick point and shoot everywhere sometimes while moving lol:)

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  4. What a beautiful place! Have a great week.

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  5. I feel the same way about Provence. We spent a week in Ils Sur la Sorgue. Driving the rental was a challenge in the lanes that passed for roads. But the beauty was worth it. I could live there.

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  6. It is a beautiful town. That outside seating area with the large tree must have been truly magical. It so needed today. Another nor’easter has begun. To be sitting under that tree right now would be tres magnificent! Look at the beautiful street lined with begonias. And the trumpet angel plant reminds me of Deanna from GB with her beautiful and large size container plants. Thanks for sharing this today.

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    1. Those brugs took my breath aay hanging in front of that beautiful home..the allée..I took a photo of a couple w/ their camera.. he asked if I wanted one..and I said no..thank you...but the couple looked beautiful..in their 60's so elegant..

      That place..if ever you go..eat there..sit outside and enjoy every breathtaking moment♥
      Here too..snow today..stopped..snow expected all night..

      we're in this together..

      looked at your seeds today:)
      Nicotina is seeded..the calendulas do so well so quickly outside will wait:)
      Do you want Dancing With Smurfs tomatoes?
      The brugs remind me of Phyllis..(GBs ) and Derek..:)

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    2. Oh the snow is rediculous! I’m not sure I’ll see the garden till May if this keeps up. Another nor’easter might hit Monday. I’d love a few of those tomato seeds. I have not started my seeds yet. I plan on starting them the last week of March. My fingers are crossed that we keep our power. Jerry requested Boston Cream pie for his bday celebration along with baked macaroni and cheese to accompany a baked ham that Beth will make. Jerry will make the mustard that everyone loves.

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    3. Goat's Mustard Sauce:) Keeper..Will send seeds:) Good luck w/ the snow..I saw on IG:( Geesh..in your case it should melt fast!!I may have been too hasty again w/ the indoor garden;)

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    4. Thanks Monique. I’ll let you know when they arrive. I hope the snow melts soon, these back to back storms are getting to me.

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  7. I had never heard of that town. I does look magical.

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    1. It' s aboslutely magazine ..memory making worthy♥Just gorgeous.

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  8. Charm x 1000! Love all the photos, especially Souriez with Jacques smiling, the begonia-lined walkway, the horseshoe horse, everything really! So funny that you started a conversation with a stranger thinking he was Jacques. He sounds like he was a kind man. We used to have a very small l'Occitaine in our nicest mall but it's gone now :( What beautiful memories, Monique. ♥

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    1. Such a place dear Susan:)The man was charming..so many men have a bit of the same look on holiday:) Plus as soon as we land in a small provencal town..I am in my own little word..bubble..
      You would love everything..everything sight:) saw your name on the streets of cobblestones..:)

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  9. It's gorgeouse! I've been there once and I'll be back soon.
    Lovely pictures!

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  10. It looks beautiful. I adore L'Occitane products.

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    1. I do too Polly.. but I retsrained myself..they had an advent calendar♥
      Our dollar..is poor..so exchange rates in the US and France..well it really makes the pries..a lot higher for me.

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  11. Oh the little walkway lined with flowers - how lovely! Also the vines climbing up and all the beautiful shops!!!! Wish I were there right now!

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    1. Eye candy partout! So so pretty..we live in monochrome here on many days in winter..love looking at the pics:) Colorful memories.

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  12. So lovely, I bet a pleasure to see in person.

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    1. Yes..anad again..not a hurried city pace..just right:)

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  13. And from your photo,s I love it too!!!! I am longing, so longing to go back to France. Such pure beauty! I used to go in March/April, so every March, I feel France in my bones. Thanks you for bringing us there, as always, you photos do it beautifully!

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    1. I just checked the weather in St-Réy last night..not warm..but 60's this week..it's just all so pretty..everywhere.. rare that you see something not absolutely beautiful to the eye! Oh..Oppède Le Vieux..you would love to sketch..a quiet tiny tiny town..you need to walk to get up..but beautiful..I did see some cars but we walked..sleepytown..tiny beauty.

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  14. Such a beautiful and bright treat in the gray days!! Thank you, Monique! I love the stories you gleaned from the people around you, especially the one about the Dad who came to take his daughter to lunch! Like a storybook! I can see why you love this place! It suits you! blessings ~ tanna

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    1. A storybook..Tanna.. He kissed my hand as they left..that southern charm:)
      Yes flying in to spend one day with his daughter..Cannes..oh lala..

      I think Provrnce could suit everyone..not as much city people perhaps.I am not a hustle bustle night life busy city traffic girl..these towns..no traffic once you are there..and getting there too..just beauty:)

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  15. Last night on Wheel of Fortune they had a trip to Provence as one of the prizes. Oh, I would have won, too! These are so glorious, Monique. Each and every one is like a travel brochure and they only use the best! I love Occitaine's liquid soap (long out of it, but that's life). I actually have a bar I bought in 2009 that I can't bear to open so it sits on my bathroom shelf! I love the cemetery, alleyway with the flowers on both sides, Salon de The -- oh, I love it all!

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    1. LOL I have things I never open too..In Provenece in 2008 we stayed at a fab place..La Ferme De La Huppe..Occitane products were in the bathroom..I keep dusting them off:);):)♥
      They had an Occitane Advent Calendar..49 euros..too $$ for my souvenir budget but sooo cute..
      YOu made me smile:)

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  16. Love those painted stones! And...I spy Jacques! 👋🏻👋🏻👋🏻
    Lovely breathtaking photos my friend...
    Enjoy your weekend...
    How did you make out with the boys?💕
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. Beautiful day w/ the boys..snowy..so we stayed in..lunch..snacks.. 2 movies..a game of chess for Lulu and Jacques..about 1.5 hrs in my craft room w/ max and Oli..and Hula Hoop marathon.♥
      Such nice kids..Littles♥
      Hope you are having a great trip home!

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  17. I'm so glad I hopped on for Provence. The ally with the plants reminds me of something similar on the Amalfi coast. so I have a similar photo. St Paul is so picturesque and I love your shots.

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    1. Well thank you!..I was not familiar w/ the camera and had it on the wrong setting half the time..but it fits in a pocket:) Wonderbar..;)Have a great weekend A:)

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  18. All these photos are great. You have me yearning for France.

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  19. I have lovely memories of St Paul. We had lunch on the terrace watching the clouds blow up against the mountains until those clouds were now heading in our direction. We had to take refuge from the sudden rainstorm in an ice cream shop. Of course we had to try several flavors.

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