We couldn't believe it but somehow we got lucky and had the best table in the room every time we ate. The view was incredible.
The french press coffee, bread with very special jams and jellies, chocolate croissants, fresh fruit and cheeses were such a treat.
On the road now leaving St. Remy for a day of visiting little towns mostly perched villages. Our first planned destination was Isle sur la Sorgue. Sunday is market day there.
We are driving along and all of a sudden we see a herd of sheep taking up the entire road. All traffic stops and waits for them to precede. Of course, I begin making pictures from inside the car a little too quickly afraid I might miss them so they are a little blurred.
It was a lot of fun watching them and thinking -this is a new experience for us.
What a luxury it would be to have these wonderful markets to shop for fresh fruits and vegetables, cheese, bread, fresh fish, sausages, clothes, linens, pottery and flea market finds.
The smell of lavender was intoxicating.
Finally we get to the flea market I had heard so much about.
L'Isle-sur-la Sorgue lies on the river Sorgue which once powdered 70 waterwheels that pressed oil and grain. Now, nine wheels remain but they are idle.
I was in a state of delight as I strolled through the market eagerly awaiting what I might find next. Of course, I wanted to find a lovely french treasure but that was not to be. We started out on the wrong side of the market and spent all our time looking at the fresh food only to reach the flea market area and it was picked over. I will know next time.
Part Duex was to be our second day but there are so many more pictures that will have to be on another post. Can you feel my excitement?
"Provence....One trip is not enough!"
Voila! A gift to you from FRANCE!
I am joining Susan for Outdoor Wednesday and The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sundays. Check out the others joining these parties.