Sunday, September 28, 2014

Fete de la Figue

The fig is a very sensual fruit and it is celebrated in a few fetes in the south of France. We fancied visiting one and chose the fete at Vezenobres, a hill-top village in the Gard around 3 hours drive away. The village faces due south and bakes in the sun, so all sorts of unusual fruits can be seen growing in locals' gardens. There was a market for all sorts of food (including figs and fig based dishes) and in the evening we attended an Andulucian meal with dancers.

Some pics.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Moustiers Sainte-Marie

One of the nice things about living in the south of France is that there are lots of really cute villages around. It's a joy visiting them and it needs almost no planning - just jump in the car, go there, explore, have lunch, explore some more and come home. Today, we visited Moustiers; it's in the lower Verdon gorge, and built just below a cliff and is famous for pottery. We caught the market, had lunch and hiked up to a church in the cliffs above the village.

Some pics.