May 062017
 

You can see the Chateau d’Ansouis at the top of the hill in the background of this picture. Unfortunately, after driving there to visit it I found out the Chateau was closed for renovations.

old provence buildings with flowers and foliage in chateau d'ansouis

 

May 012017
 

On my first day in Provence I took a drive down to the little seaside town of Cassis. We arrived late afternoon and I think we were pretty lucky to find parking. However, it seemed like the bulk of tourists were on their way out so before long it wasn’t too crowded.

cassis water showing harbour with boats and buildings with blue sky

Apr 282017
 

Tonight’s a lazy post, here is a lovely set of stairs in Ventebren Provence. Just around the corner from the incredible restaurant called Le Table.

typical provence staircase in ventabren

Apr 242017
 

Even though the Chateau was closed for renovations (seemingly indefinitely), it was still nice wandering around this small town in Provence, France. I took this photo, carefully framing it to avoid the cars parked in front of the clocktower. Then I turned and walked into an artist’s gallery just behind me. The first thing I saw was a painting of the same scene with almost an identical composition.

clocktower in ansouis provence quaint medieval french village

Apr 162017
 

During my stay in Aix-en-Provence I went on a drive to a number of small villages nearby. I stopped in this village, which has a chateau at the top of the hill. Unfortunately, the Chateau was closed for renovations but I still enjoyed wandering around the town.

quaint french house with green shutters in chateau d'ansoius in provence france

Apr 092017
 

This is taken on the main drag through the small medieval town of Lourmarin. It’s a pretty sleepy place despite the tourist hordes descending upon the town. Cafes and restaurants like the one pictured here adorn the whole street.

friends strolling through lourmain provence france main street while couples dine and relax at streetside cafes

Mar 142017
 

While taking this photo I was actually stood right in the lavender. I had been stood there for quite a while before realizing that I was surrounded by dozens of bees. Luckily they were merrily going about their way from flower to flower and didn’t take much notice of me.

lavender and an old house with brick wall and bue sky in ventabren provence