Category Archives: Var

Saint Roseline

Whenever one of our local vineyards holds an open day, we find that it’s always worth going along. Not, we hasten to add, particularly to taste the wine, but because almost always the vineyard is based around some old château … Continue reading

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Harvest services

Last week we explained at length how we managed to get a high-voltage surge through the house. The repercussions of that have continued throughout the week with the completion of seemingly endless insurance forms and the acquisition of estimates for … Continue reading

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Walking the Gorges du Verdon

We posted a number of photos of the spectacular Martel walk along the floor of Gorges du Verdon last year (see that blog by clicking this link). Doing just a bit of it gave us a taste to do more. … Continue reading

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Late summer miscellany

We often find that we start to think of a new blog and realise we’ve got lots of good photos which don’t really fit into one particular theme. So here are some sights of the later summer. The level of terrorist … Continue reading

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Celebrating all things organic in Correns

We blogged on a visit to Correns last November. It’s not only a charming village in a lovely setting, but a “village bio” (i.e. it tries to be organic as possible). So when we discovered they were holding an organic … Continue reading

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Les Médiévales des Arcs (part 3)

What’s a medieval festival without knights? In fact this year’s festival at Les Arcs described itself as “four days of adventure in the time of the knights”. To be precise, it was the 12th century and the location was supposed … Continue reading

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Les Médiévales des Arcs (part 2)

As we mentioned in a previous blog, we are doing a run of three on the biannual medieval-fest at our neighbourhood town of Les Arcs-sur-Argens.  It was colourful, photogenic and, hey, it’s August. Anyway as we said last week, this … Continue reading

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