A house to come home to…

We were becoming very good at squeezing our luggage into an impossibly small space in our tiny car. We set out for our next adventure but first a small detour. Bormes les Mimosa was a four-flower village, and deservedly so. Coffee and cake was the order of the day.


Nev and Cathy were to join us later in the day -so we were to be three couples. Now while I did say pretty doesn’t cut it, sometimes it completely nails it. The Robion house was a dream. Four bedrooms, four bathrooms, two kitchens, pool, gigantic terrace area and a massive living area- we would be very comfortable.

We sat. We ate. We drank. We planned. Our week together was going to be amazing.

Luckily our recovery was good and we were all able to rise early enough to get to the Sunday markets at L’Isle sur la Sorgue while they were still setting up. It is seriously huge!!! By lunch time the crowd had swelled to squeezing room only.

Of couse there is always time for coffee so we headed to the cafe de France, where it was so busy we almost got our six coffees for three euro but John just couldn’t contain himself and had to fess up. We explored the fabulous antique markets, gathered some produce and headed back for a memorable lunch.

It is important to prioritise and Carriers de Lumieres was number one on our list. This extraordinary light and sound show is presented each year in a disused limestone quarry just outside the medieval fortress of Les Baux de Provence. Each year the production focuses on an artist or group of artists whose work is projected on to the floor and 20m high walls of the old quarry while being accompanied by selected music. This year the theme was Picasso and the Spanish masters. It did not disappoint, even the prelude, “Flower Power – Pop Culture” was a masterpiece.

IMG_0433Afterwards, Sue, Peter, John and I met up with Nev and Cath for lunch in St Remy- another gem of Provence where Nev continued to provide ample entertainment.

Our day was complete with yet another gastronomic delight presented by our team and accompanied by copies amounts of delicious wine.

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