Sunday 8 June 2008

Pastel colours of the Provence

As promised here are some photos of our trip to Provence in France, sadly the lavender fields were not yet in bloom but there were many fields full of red poppies which was stunning. We stayed in a beautiful bed and breakfast near the city of Avignon with a view out over the Luberon mountains. It was a beautiful old traditional french farmhouse known as a Mas, the couple had fully renovated it from a derelict state into a beautiful home. You can see it here in the photos with it's pretty provence blue shutters, there were so many farmhouses like this across the region, I just loved this look.

Many of the towns, mostly medieval, were built up on hilltops which made wonderful sights driving through the landscape to them. My most favourite of these towns was Gordes, the wind was REALLY strong there though, you should have seen me trying to stand still to take steady photos and film!! There was a gentleman that had found a sheltered spot and was painting the most startling beautiful watercolour of this pretty town up on the hill. (I can't seem to upload these photos, but will try again tomorrow.)

I'll share some more photos of our trip during the week, including the white horses of the Camargue. Thanks for stopping by, hugs Catherine x


this is my patch said...

Just imagine waking up every day and looking out onto those fields of poppies. Such a beautiful place you managed to experience for a while. x

Wendster said...

I love the picture looking out the front door. Got any more pictures of the insides and outsides? I'd love to see them!