Category Archives: Provence

The unmissables 1: Le Thoronet Abbey

We are probably not alone in having a list of unmissable places for visitors. These are the never-cease-to-succeed locations that when people turn up for a few days, you feel you need to either take them , or if they … Continue reading

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St Tropez in spring part 1

The Lorgues International Women’s group that Alison is involved with runs various social events and one recently was a coach trip to St Tropez for members and partners. This was too good an offer for both of us to miss, … Continue reading

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Spring miscellany

A belated happy Easter to you all! After last week’s text-heavy blog, we thought we would have something of a compensation with very much a photo compilation. After what was effectively three months of total drought, which regular readers will … Continue reading

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March miscellany

In once sense the high point of the past week has been us collecting our rather nice smart-card-like titre de séjour from the splendid building of the Sous-Préfecture at Draguignan. When we were there the place was full of British … Continue reading

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Odd weather

It’s glorious weather here at the moment. We have had day after day of horizon-to-horizon blue skies, of temperatures over 20°, of blossom emerging, of birds singing, of violets blooming and of leaves sprouting. Such weather has not gone unnoticed … Continue reading

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Les Tourades

The other Saturday we went to the first A Rocha France centre, Les Tourades, near Arles. It was for a meeting of the Board of Trustees/ conseil d’administration, of which Chris is a member. It was a particularly significant one, … Continue reading

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Christmas retrospective 2

It seems a bit odd to go back to Christmas, which is now very firmly in the rear-view mirror, but there were some interesting things which we haven’t mentioned. This year Taradeau seemed to be expending a lot of energy … Continue reading

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