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Camargue and Provence Photo Tour Day 7

Camargue and Provence Photo Tour Day 7

By Michelle Alten

My favorite place in Roussillion: the Artisan Bakery

Day 7— Climbing through the narrow stone passageways of Lacoste, we work our way to the castle, once the domain of the Marquis de Sade.  The sleepy picturesque town was an ideal spot to get lost in the winding streets, lined with rustic stone houses.

At noon, at village restaurants in Provence, visitors and locals gather on patios to savor the regional dishes.  Some of us seek out a little café near the main square for fresh salads with grilled eggplant stuffed with chevres or sliced zucchini in a delicate sauce and toasted baguettes topped with mozzarella, tomato, and anchovies.

Lavender Museum

After our break we continue our exploring.  At a visit to a lavender museum, our guide and exhibits explain the cultivation and production of fine lavender, distinguishing it from the more common lavendin that also graces the countryside.  At Goult, we stroll through the town of tiny shops and cafes, poking into a little epicerie to buy baguette, ham, and cheese.  Winding our way up the hill, past stone walls built into the rock and adorned with climbing roses and tiny sculptures of saints, we arrive at an old mill overlooking the countryside.  We find a lovely picnic spot beneath the mill and overlooking the landscape.

Goult

Goult

Windmill in Goult

Goult

For sunset, we seek out the ideal location overlooking Saignon and its cliffs, reassembling fortress towers towering above the countryside.  The sunset eludes us, but the angle is ideal for some evening shots of this city that reassembles a cubist painting.

Saignon

Saignon

Saignon

If you are interested in a future Camargue and Provence tour, please email Wolfgang at info@phototours.us

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