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
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 ~