Our autumn tour of country France

Old Jan 16th, 2019, 06:58 PM
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I know what you mean. Years ago we bought creme fraiche thinking it literally meant fresh cream, only to find it wasn't. Now we love it and it is so cheap compared tp what we pay for it here.
We do sometimes think we should venture out of our comfort zone, but then we think of how much we enjoy being in France, and we just keep returning. Having found a way to spend time there that we can afford and enjoy so much keeps us coming back.
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Old Jan 16th, 2019, 08:19 PM
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I always love your reports. Thank you so much for sharing--it is joy to travel and visit France "with" you.
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Old Jan 18th, 2019, 10:08 PM
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Thank you rhon for some wonderful Saturday afternoon reading in McLaren Vale SA ��
We also love France and have been lucky enough to spend time there most years since 2005, also enjoying the countryside immensely and staying in self contained accommodation trying to be a local, albeit for a short time!

We leave again in three months to do our first ever cruise, spend some time in Tuscany but then end with 10 days in France. I was very interested in your second stay because we are staying in Cotignac for a week . We have previously stayed to the west, more in the Luberon area but this will be some new territory for us.
We want to visit the Gorges du Verdon and despite the fact that I do the driving (quite happily thus far) some of the you tube video and google descriptions of the roads fill me with some trepidation!
We will be there in early May so not peak time but still.....

Can you please comment any more on recommended routes in that region and anything else about Cotignac and surrounds?

thanks in advance x
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Old Jan 19th, 2019, 01:11 AM
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Well, you do better than I do. My husband does all the driving. We did not find the roads around the gorges especially alarming. We were there in the second week of September, and it was not super busy. There were tourists around but we only found one place where we could not park ( Point Sublime ). The loop on the top side is great, and there are places with no walls but we never felt uncomfortable or unsafe. Everyone is doing the same thing and going slowly and stopping.

Because P was unwell for a couple of days, we did not get as much done as we had planned.- things such as the Abbaye de Thoronet and the villages further over towards Tourettes. We did enjoy Villecroze and that area and thought Cotignac was very nice.
We just enjoy driving around the various villages, so wherever you go you will enjoy it. Sounds a lovely trip.

You are lucky to live in such a lovely part of Australia. Our son and his family were in Adelaide for a couple of years and we dog sat a couple of times when they went to the UK. We were quite disappointed when they moved back to Canberra two years ago.
Bon voyage.
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Thank you rhon, will take a deep breath and have a nice Rosť in the fridge for after ��
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