Scenic Route


We stopped at Céreste during the late afternoon and had an ice-cream. Céreste was one of the larger villages we stopped at during the day and we wandered around for a while. The commune had a larger number of modern homes and felt more alive than Villars or Saint-Saturnin-lès-Apt.


It was hot, arid, and entirely lived up to the expectations of a French village in southern France. Of the small communes we visited, Villars is the one I most fondly remember.


Saint-Saturnin-lès-Apt surprised and delighted me in equal measure. I expected only a village or small town but instead we found ourselves walking up to a robbed out chateau and impressive dam.


Roussillon is a hill top village in Southern France. Well known for its red ochre rock formations, the area attracts tourists in droves during the hot summer months.

Cherries, Lavender, and Sunflowers

One highlight our guests had requested was to see lavender fields. We had previously researched the most likely locations but nevertheless were delighted when our research paid off.