We unpacked ourselves for 7 glorious nights at a cottage in Aix en Provence. The past week has felt like what could be a second honeymoon. I look forward to more relaxing times ahead as we travel through Europe and Asia.
We enjoyed visiting neighbouring villages in the morning, having lunch, and then returning home to enjoy our pool, some wine and fromage. Francis made great use of our tiny kitchen, and we had beautiful French inspired meals later on in the evening (click here for part 1 of this on foodforfrancis).
Les Baux-de-Provence: We explored the medieval village and the chateau-fortress.
Ventabren: We chose to go to Ventabren one morning because it was so close to our accommodation. Great decision! This village was beautiful and we felt like the only people there! I love quieter places so I really enjoyed our morning here.
We drove to Saint Cannat for lunch and were happy to find the village square to satisfy our cravings. Another quiet village, you could see lots of locals around, enjoying a leisurely lunch. We went here twice because we enjoyed it so much! Francis writes about it here.
Beach day in Carry-le Rouet
Aix en Provence markets and dinner to celebrate our 10 year anniversary. Under the recommendation of our air b n b host, we went to La cerise sur le gâteau for dinner. One French man behind the scenes cooking and serving it all, laid back but amazing French home cooking. Organic and locally sourced produce.
We hit the road early on Sunday to get to Abbaye de Senaque, in Gordes, before the rest of the crowds. We then continued to the main village in Gordes for a walk around. Lots of other tourists, but for good reason. Another beautiful village…Provence knows how to deliver!
After Gordes, we took a short drive to Roussillon. I loved the yellow, orange and red pigments surrounding the village. Lunch in the square enjoying the band playing close by #sundayfunday
Driving through Provence. Lucky locals that get to drive past this regularly.
The property we stayed on had a lovely view from the pool down the hill
Until next time, Provence.