France Part Deux – Villages of Provence

France will be waking up this morning very happy that their national football team got such a great start in the Euro Championships that they are hosting. What a beautiful goal their winner was too.

Here is the second part of our French road & rail trip from exactly two years ago……

Wilbur's Travels

The day started with petit déjeuner in the delightful cloisters, a lovely place for fresh croissants & warm bread, pure orange juice, confiture de fraises and bowl of strong coffee. A leisurely breakfast is one of the delights of a holiday – far removed from the rushed version of normal life.


We planned our route with the aid of our faithful Lonely Planet and the road atlas I had brought along. Today we would be doing lavender field, quaint village, tree-lined, long lunch in the sunshine, Provence. The one brought to our attention by Peter Mayle and his blessed year in the vicinity.

Route all mapped out, picnic purchased, roof down, French cafe music on and we were off. Twelve minutes later we were lost! Maybe we should have invested in that sat nav after all? I pulled over to the verge and looked at the map. A Citroen driver pulled up…

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