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Camargue and Provence Photo Tour Day 8

Camargue and Provence Photo Tour Day 8

By Michelle Alten

Rousillon

Day 8 – At sunrise, Wolf headed out with our photographers to capture Rousillon, one more time.  The sun’s gentle rays bathed the red stone walls in a soft light.  We returned to breakfast on the hotel’s back patio overlooking a tranquil garden and pool.  Leaving behind this picturesque town, a mecca for wealthy sun seekers from Northern France and England, we began our drive to Moustiers-Sainte-Marie.

Menerbes

Menerbes

Nougat in Menerbes

Menerbes

Along the way we stopped to browse and photograph the market at Menerbes, a village made famous by Peter Mayle in his books A Year in Provence and Toujours Provence.  Regional specialties, including olives, saucissons, nougat, and tomme cheese, enticed us to both taste and photograph.

The Wolfies group in a lavender field near Moustiers-Sainte-Marie

We continued to our destination, stopping to capture rows of plantain trees lining a country road and lavender fields on the Plateau de Valensole that stretched toward the horizon.  As we approached the mountains, the village of Moustiers-Sainte-Marie appeared beneath towering rock cliffs—a spectacular sight.

Moustiers-Sainte-Marie

 

We closed our day on a terrace in town, dining on a delicate green gazpacho, escargot in a white sauce, and braised pork.  La vie est belle-life is good!

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

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