Category Archives: Provence

Travelling west part 1

With the cautious ending of the confinement in France we had been planning to take something of a holiday. However, as so often the way with us, it got rather curtailed. The fact that Chris needed to go and check … Continue reading

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An almost normal day No. 2

We mentioned last week that we ‘celebrated’ the ending of confinement by a cycling trip out to Lac Sainte Croix, and promised some photos. The rainy weather had resulted in wonderfully clear air and on the way out of Aups … Continue reading

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Déconfinement 3: out and about, further afield

With the weather heading into summery temperatures and unclouded skies, there was a fairly obvious choice for where to go on a Saturday of limited ‘déconfinement’ . This was the famous beach of Pampelonne on the St Tropez peninsula. We’ve … Continue reading

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Lorgues part 1

We realise that in discussing how we have moved to Lorgues that we haven’t really written a lot about it. So this is the first of what will be a couple of blogs with pretty pictures. There are many good … Continue reading

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A very wet week in Provence

When we started writing this blog on Friday, we were going to comment on how dreadfully wet it had been. In fact, the wet weather has continued and reached the point of being appallingly, apocalyptically wet. Putting final touches to … Continue reading

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Sanary-sur-Mer part 1

For almost as long as we have been down here, we have come across references to Sanary-sur-Mer, which, the sat-nav program tells us, is a mere hour’s drive away. Hitherto, we’ve avoided making the trip. The main reason for this … Continue reading

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High summer (3)

As we come into the end of August there is a definite sense of things cooling down and we are seeing some of the first thunderstorms bubble up on the plateau to the north of us. Nevertheless it is still … Continue reading

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High summer (1)

Summer brings its usual share of odd sights down here. There’s something about the Côte d’Azur that unburdens otherwise sane people of their inhibitions and sometimes, their common sense too. But lets start with a beach photo: here’s one of … Continue reading

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A medieval miscellany

Somehow, two years have passed since the last Médiévales (medieval festival) at Les Arcs-sur-Argens, our neighbouring village. Sensibly, for an event that requires such an enormous amount of preparation and takes over the whole town centre, they only do it … Continue reading

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Roller ringing

The other week we went over to the westernmost of the two A Rocha France centres at Les Tourades, ninety minutes drive away. There were two reasons. The first was that Chris, as a member of the conseil d’administration, wanted … Continue reading

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