This trek upwards will surely get you huffing and puffing! but that view upwards is so cute with the path and cute bridges, church and picturesque scene continually infront of you that you just know that surely the views from the top back over will be well worth it!Plus its that innate desire to tick off all those peaks youve achieved!? and the...more
The trek up to the church above the town via stone steps and pathways - with a couple of cute stone bridges - is a steep 45 degrees incline uphill all the way - or more - and take care coming back down as those steps (marble?) are rather slippery.But a beautiful view over the lovely village/town and surrounding valley and mountains will be had -...more
The Grand Canyon du Verdon is up to 700 meters deep which makes it the deepest one in Europe. It is amazing what a tiny river was able to cut this deep canyon into the rocks. Under some periods - especially when the snow is melting - the river itself can be more impressive. But it is nevertheless a great and spectacular scenery. There are great...more
Scenir roads ffollow te canyon on both sides. Most people do the "Corniche" which is ath the southern side. The normal road at the northern side allows only at the first few km impressive views of the canyon. But after a few more kilometers roadsigns indicate a "route des Cretes" which has notheing to do with Creta but is an attractive circular...more
On approaching Moustiers, and realising its wanting to be a pedestrian town and keep the traffic from the hordes of visitors - particularly in the summer months when apparently tourists visit in droves - out of the town centre by providing large parking areas on the outskirts a few minutes walk away, you will get directions and options of a parking...more
Nestled below beautiful mountains on the far side of Lake St Croix from the wonderful drive through the Gorges and Grande Canyon of Verdon is beautiful Moustiers and what a lovely drive it is - so the best way is to go by car so the ability to take photos from the windows or stop when and where you want are not inhibited or restricted - such as...more
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Making of Moistiers faïence (earthenware) is strictly controlled. Artists must qualify and register to recreate any of the specific designs. And they must keep to the designs as well. It is intricate handpainting, and the designs are very old. This product is special so doesn't come cheap. $US50 and around 50Euros will buy you an item, but many...more
A lot of the shops at Moistiers are literally caves in the rock and are worth seeing. Unique and quaint, take your mind back centuries and imagine their life then. I suspect not a lot has changed. Electricity may have replaced candles, but the general form of these caves will be the same. Faïence of course. The local handpainted earthenware.more
A long tradition of hand painted ceramics with particular designs and colour traditional to this local handiwork - rather expensive! (23 euro)
After labouring over the decision of what item to choose to take home with me, and with the very patient, and pleasantly patient at that, salesgirl waiting at closng time to close the shop, finally decided on a lavender designed (symbolic of the lovely lavender fields of Provence - and Norfolk,Uk where ive also visited lots of lovely lavender fields) wine cooler which I think can diversify into a number of uses!
The salesgirl had pointed out the phoenix design as being the most popular being one of the oldest and original designs but that nor its colouring caught my eye....
Cetificates of authetication are given along with good protective wrapping for your trip home.
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If you have got your own transport you really should spare an evening to visit Aguiles.
This is a small, atmospheric village situated at the head of the gorge du verdon, overlooking Lac St Croix. The photo shows the beautiful chateaux, but the real treat is to soak up the atmosphere whilst enjoying an evening meal at the restaurant in the village square. It was the highlight of our trip.
No wonder that this area offers great opportunities for various sportive activities. If the river has eonough water it is at least in big parts nice for kayaking and rafting. The rocks offer climbs in all degrees of difficulty but most of the climbers one can see use them as an easy to reach training site from various parkings down along the rope they fix at the top.