Provence Can’t Wait


Somewhere near Auribeau

YES, again! I know we were there just last month, but the lure of endless lavender fields was simply much too great. We made a long weekend of it during the past few days, checking off a handful of places missed in June. The south of Provence was extremely hot and is currently experiencing drought conditions. One day it got up to the high 30°’s (celsius) but felt more like 40°+. Sweltering! Despite the heat, we did see and breathe in the lavender harvest that was well under way.

This trip was perhaps better than the previous in terms of food, wine, cheese, and lavande. Sorry, we didn’t go snooping around Brad and Angie’s Chateau Miraval, but we did visit the area where Russell Crowe’s ‘A Good Year’ was filmed. We also had a beautiful lunch (it was a foodie’s photo op dream) in a rural setting that seemed as if we had traveled back in time. Additional plus: we met a couple of gourmands who told us where to eat!

In case you didn’t get the title of this post, it’s a play on the title ‘Paris Can Wait’ – Diane Lane’s recent film to hit theaters. There’s a slight chance that we might return to the Luberon in a few weeks – third time’s a charm – but for now we’ll just have to wait and see how it goes.

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4 thoughts on “Provence Can’t Wait

    1. Rowena Post author

      I’m happy that I was able to find a cheap place to stay (65€/nite, no extra charge for the dogs!). Had to give up pool and aircon, but no regrets!

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