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”

Senanque Abbey and Beautiful Lavender fields in Provence France

I have written of the remarkable expanse of lavender around the Abbey at Senanque just north of Gordes in the chapter ‘Our week in Provence’ in my book on Amazon – THYME for PROVENCE but it is worth briefly pointing out some other areas that should be on your ‘must see’ list if you are a lover of this beautiful fragrant plant. I appreciate that there are many people for whom a visit to Provence must be made in the lavender season as it is crucial to their experience of the region. My wife Niamh is one of those people.

Fine Wine at Chateau Val Joanis Pertuis Provence France

My NEW BOOK out NOW Chateau Val Joanis Chateau Val Joanis located near to Pertuis has played such an important part in our travels and times in this beautiful region. Sometime back in the mid 1990’s the English chef and bon viveur Keith Floyd filmed a series about the wine regions of France and onContinue reading “Fine Wine at Chateau Val Joanis Pertuis Provence France”

Stay safe and escape to Provence France – You only supply the wine

PRAISE FOR ‘THYME FOR PROVENCE’ 5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyed Reviewed in the United States on April 27, 2020 I enjoyed this book so very much. As I read it, I felt like I was sitting with a friend and he was telling me about his trip. The descriptions of the countryside were awesome onlyContinue reading “Stay safe and escape to Provence France – You only supply the wine”

Fine Wine at Chateau Val Joanis Pertuis Provence France

My NEW BOOK out May 1st Pre-Order Now open Chateau Val Joanis Chateau Val Joanis located near to Pertuis has played such an important part in our travels and times in this beautiful region. Sometime back in the mid 1990’s the English chef and bon viveur Keith Floyd filmed a series about the wine regionsContinue reading “Fine Wine at Chateau Val Joanis Pertuis Provence France”

Resistants memorial St Saturnin les Apt Provence France

I write of these men and women and their memorials which you see in towns and villages and on the roadsides of Provence in my book THYME FOR PROVENCE. It is a fascinating but deeply tragic story and a contrast to the beautiful scenery, food and wine that we enjoy and love in Provence. ItContinue reading “Resistants memorial St Saturnin les Apt Provence France”