Town square Valbonne Provence France Film location French Kiss

The town square of Valbonne in Provence close to the perfume centre of Grasse. The square itself you may be familiar with as it featured in the film French Kiss with Meg Ryan. The town itself is quite different to most French towns in that it is built on a very clear grid system. ItContinue reading “Town square Valbonne Provence France Film location French Kiss”

Quiet Side street in Valbonne Provence France Film location French Kiss

An old faded shop front sign in a quiet side street off the square in Valbonne near Grasse Provence. The square itself you may be familiar with as it featured in the film French Kiss with Meg Ryan. The town itself is quite different to most French towns in that it is built on aContinue reading “Quiet Side street in Valbonne Provence France Film location French Kiss”

Gourdon Provence France a view towards the mountains

Gourdon is a village perched high above the Mediterranean close to Grasse and overlooking Nice on the coast far below. It offers great views and many attractive shops and restaurants. Of course being so close to Grasse you cannot fail to be tempted into a perfume store. On the approach into the village you haveContinue reading “Gourdon Provence France a view towards the mountains”

Perfume flasks outside a shop Gourdon Provence France

Gourdon is a village perched high above the Mediterranean close to Grasse and overlooking Nice on the coast far below. It offers great views and many attractive shops and restaurants. Of course being so close to Grasse you cannot fail to be tempted into a perfume store. Please enjoy more stories of Provence in myContinue reading “Perfume flasks outside a shop Gourdon Provence France”

An atmospheric scene in a quiet side street in Mougins France

An atmospheric scene in a quiet side street in Mougins France. Mougins is close to the perfume town of Grasse. The small village boasts several fine restaurants and is a lovely relaxing place to enjoy a long lunch and sleep it of by the fountain in the village square. Please enjoy more stories of ProvenceContinue reading “An atmospheric scene in a quiet side street in Mougins France”

Lavender that goes into your L’Occitane beauty products

The area I talk about in my book THYME IN PROVENCE south east of Banon as you head towards Forcalquier has another claim to fame for you lovers of all things fragrant. It is the interesting site that is used by L’Occitane to gather and distill the lavender that they use in the products that grace their outlets around the world