Trip to a pretty village in the hills above St. Tropez

It is wonderful to be back here in France. September is one of my favourite months. The soft scents and sounds of mellow fruitfulness. The grapes have been harvested. The sun is still shinning yet there is a piquant freshness in the air. Gone is the humidity and searing heat of August. The crowds have dispersed after the summer holidays and a gentle peacefulness has returned. All is right with the world. We took the opportunity to drive into the hills and visit one of the prettiest villages (except ours or course) to luxuriate in the late Autumn sun. I do love exploring the wonderful corners and narrow streets tucked away in behind the main squares. I hope you will enjoy the photos and perhaps be able to follow the journey of exploration and imagine the heavenly aromas and pick up on the atmosphere of the South of France on a lazy sunny Saturday.

Our first impressions

Bags of all colours

Husband in the shadows

I love those tucked away courtyards

I am never without my hat and glasses

I find those tucked away quiet corners fascinating

All ready for an aperitif this evening

A very good idea

I’m off for a cool glass of rose. See you again soon


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  1. 18th September 2012 / 14:35

    So jealous. Can you identify the village? I’ve spent some time in Collobrières.

  2. 18th September 2012 / 20:06

    Looks fantastic – you can’t beat a cold glass of rosé on a sunny day.

  3. 18th September 2012 / 23:01

    Charming vicarious day trip, thank you! You look so cool and relaxed.

  4. 19th September 2012 / 08:42

    Hi Maryl
    The village we visited was Bormes-les-Mimosas, it is really delightful and well worth a trip if you are in the area. We also love Les Collobrieres, there is a very good restaurant there and it is especially interesting during the chestnut season (which is soon) when they start to harvest the chesnuts in preparation for making the “Marrons”

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