Now that we are home again, and our everyday life has started up as normal, it is especially nice to look back on the fabulous vacation we had and remember the days we spent at Claudie and Pierre’s house. RennyBA posted tonight on Le Castellet and I will continue on that day and share some of my impressions with you all.
Every day was special on our trip, and visiting this Medieval town helped to fulfil some of my “fantasy” of Provence. Whenever we travel someplace we have a fantasy of how it will there. My fantasy of Provence involved lots of wineries, beautiful old architecture, history, light terracotta colored buildings, narrow cobblestone streets and lots of old world charm. Of course my fantasy also involved lavender fields, but fortunately I did my homework and knew that the time we were there was outside of the lavender harvest. As I understand it they harvest two times, earlier in summer when the lavender first blooms, and again in the fall taking a second flowering. I did at least find a lot of lavender products for sale.
The grapes were well underway though. I remember being so excited looking out the car window and I could actually see the grapes growing on the vines (like this was some big shock….hehehe I think some thought I was a bit strange!) Well you have to understand that grapes do not grow well in Norway!
There was a simple but beautiful chapel at the top of the city, and it really made an impression on me. I went inside and the atmosphere was so serene. I thought “Mom would love this place” so I just had to light a candle in her memory and leave it in the presence of this Madonna.
And of course we ended our day with a trip to one of the many charming cafés! This one was a creperie with delicious filled crepes. Mine was filled with vine fresh tomatoes, herbs and cheese. Yummy!!