Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Villa in Pelissanne, and soap from Provence

We rented a  3 bedroom, 3 bathroom Villa in Pelissanne Provence
for our week long stay and to use as our "home base."

We knew that we would be driving to other villages during the daytime and wanted a comfy spot where we could make our dinners and sleep in a quiet authentic Provencal village.

For the first two days it was just two of us until my friend Cheryl, who lives in Auvillar France, flew in to Marseille to join us on the adventure.




Very well appointed accommodations...
art and fine furniture
cozy beds.


a harpsicord



a very large kitchen with room for 3 of us to prepare food, cook and clean up!






It had several areas for relaxing and dining.



Narrow streets in the medieval village
meant that cars were not allowed long term parking so
 we dropped off our things and parked in another area close to the Villa.


We had fun buying food at the Local Pelissanne Market Day! 


Roast Chicken with potatoes cooked below the rotisserie...
juicy drippings from the chicken roasted and flavoured the spuds.

A fabulous local grocery shop was well stocked...







Plane Trees are very common in Provence.
We saw many roads lined with them...


They look particularly attractive when their bark peels.

We drove to the village of Salon de Provence which had several soap factories.


Marius Fabre had a museum and a lovely gift shop.




We all purchased quite a few bars of soap!


Next stop was the Soapworks of Rampal Latour



I purchased more soap and a soap "purse" to use in my toiletry bag.



Soaps make great Hostess Gifts!

We'll be looking at some pretty quaint villages in the next few posts.
Hope that you can pop back and see them.

~ Be Well and Be Kind ~

20 comments:

  1. Great photos. you are collecting memories for months to come

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    1. Thank you Hilary...pictures make wonderful life long souvenirs!

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    1. The Villa was a great place to stay...quiet and comfy beds with all the amenities...
      a home away from home!

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  3. Looks like you found the perfect spot to stay in Provence! The soaps of Provence are so beautiful, I would have been stuffing my suitcase with them. I look forward to more Provence posts! xxx

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    1. It was a quaint little village with oodles of charm...I brought back lots of soap as gifts...I am keeping a couple of bars for us to use.

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  4. thank you for sharing the lovely photos of your trip

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    1. The pleasure is all mine...sharing brings me joy as I am revisiting the trip through the images.

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  5. Such lovely photos! You will remember the trip forever.

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    1. I will keep these close to my heart or sure....I still look at my pictures from Paris 2015.

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  6. wow! This is marvelous. What a beautiful place to stay, and you were able to do so many great things.

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    1. We were busy but it was such fun exploring the lovely villages...each one was different from the other.

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    1. I wish you could smell the fragrance of the soaps...so pretty. I may look into ordering online when i use up the few that we kept for our own use.

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  8. Many of the plane trees lining the roads were planted by order of Napoleon to provide shade for travellers. They add something very special to the landscape.

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    1. We heard that Napolean was instrumental in planting many of the plane trees. They are a significant tree in the areas that we visiited.

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  9. Beautiful photos. Thanks for sharing your trip with all of us.

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  10. What a mouthwatering post this is! I love your soap purse and use of the various soap purchases will give you happy memories for months to come.

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    1. I love every day luxuries....soap is an easy way to capture the scent of a country.

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