A big BONJOUR to every one!
As you know, I was lucky enough to spend some time in my beloved France recently, (quelle chance!) so I thought I would share a 'micro' series on St Remy de Provence with you .....I have longed to visit this village since first reading about it in My French Life by the fab Vicki Archer , writer of the wonderful blog French Essence...hope you enjoy!
St Remy is a beautiful old village about half an hour south of Avignon, where, amongst other things, Nostradamus was born, and Van Gogh painted 'starry night' :). It's population is around 10,000, give or take countless tourists!
First up.....accommodation..... I found this little gem of a one bedroom house for rent online...quite reasonably priced and in a brilliant position right in the heart of the the old centre.
|Property #432754 HomeAway.co.uk|
I thought this armoir was rather gorgeous....what do you think?
and my very own gorgeous old street lamp! (I'm so easily pleased! )
But to get to this point, one must swing off a thick rope up and down the ancient stone staircase :)
|I quickly got into the swing of this...pun intended ;)|
How often do you get to stay in a 500 year old house?! Love love love all the stone work.
|leading from the lounge into the |
The old village centre is to die for, with all it's tiny winding cobblestone streets .....
|Entrance to old centre straight ahead.|
One of the little 'Rues' in the old centre, with an abundance of cafes and restaurants....
And did I mention the boutiques to be found here?????????
Gorgeous , right??? I know!! I was in heaven!
Of course we had to eat, and there was no shortage on choice.........
Sur la terrasse......
Some cozy ambiance perhaps.........
Or maybe just a sugar hit....its all there :)
Have I tickled your tastebuds yet??
More to come next week :)
A Bientôt, Gigi x