After leaving L'Isle sur-la Sorgue we went to Gordes and then onto Roussillon. Forgive me but some of my pictures got out of order so we will be skipping around some. Hang in there, it is all interesting.
Walking up the hilltop we passed stone fences and storage buildings made from stone that reminded me of pictures I had seen of the village of the bories near Gordes. In reading about the village of the bories I learned that the twenty stone huts there are built in various shapes both square and round. These ancient dwellings dated from 2000 BC and about 3000 of these still exist and are scattered over the Mediterranean area. The book, Provence by Könemann has beautiful pictures of this village as well as many other sights in Provence.
Abbaye de Senanque- Picture how beautiful it will be when the lavender is in full bloom. This was in early April. I could close my eyes and smell the fragrance of the lavender thinking about how lovely it will be. Abbaye de Se´nanque was founded in 1148. The monks living there have home produce for sale. We only stopped to make pictures because our list of villages to visit was long. The lovely coffee table book, PROVENCE ART-ARCHITECTURE- LANDSCAPE by Könemann has a picture of the abbey on its cover.
Traveling away from Gordes.
Roussillon is perched on a clifftop of various shades of red and ocher slopes. The plasters used for homes reflect the rich tones of the red and yellow pigments.
The hilltop village of Gordes. You might be interested to know that this town was in several scenes of the movie,"A Good Year" starring Russell Crowe, Marion Cotillard, Albert Finney, Abbie Cornish, Freddie Highmore and Tom Hollander. More on that later.
We stopped at a small restuarant for lunch with a gift shop where I admired the La Jacquard linens they were selling. Of course, they used the La Jacquard Francais linens on the outdoor tables of the restaurant and they were so pretty.
Then enjoyed a fabulous lunch with a gorgeous view.
This is the main square in Gordes where Max Skinner (Russell Crowe) goes in circles in the little yellow smart car looking for the notaire's office.
I love the couple sitting at the table watching the world go by. Next time you watch the movie look for this scene.
Fanny Chanel's bistro ( in the movie). When we found it we had already eaten lunch but we would have loved to have eaten there!
Fountain where Max waits with a glass of wine until Fanny gets off work. I am not one that likes to watch a movie over and over but I haven't gotten tired of this movie.