Monday, 9 July 2012

Verdon Gorge to Vaison la Romaine




Libby is in the middle of the bridge, but it is such a massive gorge I can't fit the top and bottom in one picture.


We have been wanting to see the lavender fields and they are just coming into bloom. The fragrance is wonderful. This is Jean who kindly posed for us.


Les Mees is somewhere Tim saw in his I-spy book of Provence and as it was on our way north we took a look. The rock formation just appears out of nowhere.






This is the impressive rock formation in Sisterons and on the other side of the river is an equally impressive Citadel.


This Cyclelith marks the fact that the Tour De France was here in 2010.
We drove inland to go up Mount Ventoux, which is often one of the mountain stages on Le Tour. We were impressed by all the cyclists that passed us while we were having our lunch and admiring the view.






Next we went over to Malaucene, a busy little village at the foot of the mountain. Here we yet again visited a bike shop- as my back wheel was buckled after Libby had an argument with a wall.
Now we are in Vaison La Romain which has an old Medieval Section and it was great to go around and imagine what it would have been like back then.


We found somewhere to paddle, though I had to make Tim leave his surf board on the van!


I can get emails here, but can not send them ?? For some reason??

Location:Avenue Général de Gaulle,Vaison-la-Romaine,France

5 comments:

  1. Told you Tim was trying to kill the bikes.

    Looks fab.

    A

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  2. Seriously beautiful scenery!

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  3. Vaison's where's we've stayed for the last 3 years. Nick's cycled up Ventoux each time. I considered it and then considered not doing it :o) Gorgeous bakery in centre of town on a corner (yellow coloured sign) with an elderly lady doing all her own baking. Nick wanted to bring her back to Britain! Crestet is good for views too and pretty little alleyways. Wish I was there.........

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  4. sure you don't want to swap places?

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  5. We will be with you very very soon :)

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