The markets here in Provence are certainly outstanding. At every turn a different fragrance plays havoc with my nose- bunches of Lavender, bowls of olives, preserved tomatoes, fresh tomatoes, all manner of seasonal produce. It seems like the colours are bursting vibrantly and waitng to be painted by an artist or eaten at least. The vendors gladly let you taste their wares because just one taste and you will have to have it! The village goes back to its sleepy town vibe when they pack up and then you can just sit out the front of a cafe or tabac and sip on a perrier while watching the people go by. The temps have been 28-31 degrees everyday so beautiful.
Monday, 17 September 2012
From Burgandy we made our way to sunny Provence. The temperature has been from 22-31 degrees so far. We are staying in a 200 year ol Gite in the middle of an apple orchard in a tiny place called Saint Andiol, just 10kms to beautiful Saint Remy de Provence and many other stunning places as you'll see in the posts to come. Our gite is so beautiful and we have a pool and all you can eat apples, grapes and figs. We have begun our week here with the St Remy markets on the day after we arrived. This was very busy and so many people. The stalls were full of amazing locally grown and made produce as well as clothing, linens and antiques- we were in heaven! A bit too crowdy for my liking but fab all the same. The food in provence is really gorgeous so fresh and vibrant- every mothful a delight for the senses.