The cottage belongs to our good friend MT (My-teay) and is also often booked together with the Mas au Four or the Mas des Romarins as extra accomodation.
Tuesday, 15 December 2009
Click on the link to see details on our web site.
La Maison Fanny
The house is called La Carestie and is in an ideal situation for the western end of the Luberon.
It sleeps 8. Do have a look at the details on our web site, we're sure you'll have a great holiday at La Carestie
Sunday, 22 November 2009
Le Mazet Antoine
Provencal House with own pool, Isle sur la Sorgue Sleeps 10
Check out the details by following this link
De luxe Provencal house with own pool, Roussillon. Sleeps 6. Large and comfortable house with gorgeous views of the Luberon valley.
Good live music in our own village. How we've not known about this is amazing or perhaps an example of of how insular the different communes are from each other. Each one a best kept secret ... but not from Real Provence!
Best of the night were Rue Royale. Think of Fairport Convention with Sandy Denny meets Fleetwood Mac plays Ellis Kennedy. Very nice.
And free downloads
And more to come. A Christmas bash. Any one for reggie? When we hear more we'll post it in this blog, their secrets are safe with us :-)
Monday, 9 November 2009
I'm going to tell you about our new houses.
Our featured house is Domus Alba, a four bedroomed house sleeping 8 with it's own pool, own tennis court. It also has a seperate gite sleeping 2 for your granny, extra friends dropping by, or the childrens nanny? The house is situated in the countryside near to the village of Chavel Blanc with great views and set in a fantastic provencal garden.
Monday, 26 October 2009
Monday, 19 October 2009
Monday, 28 September 2009
Wednesday, 23 September 2009
God knows why French rugby seems to be on such a high roll these days. We can’t understand what has brought this about but there seem to be more and more foreign players down here and money to pay them. Perhaps it’s the influence of the “Top 14” games on Canal+ television or the success of the game after the world cup. Either which way there is even an English language web site now with a news feed which continues to prick our interest. http://frenchrugbyclub.com/
Friday, 18 September 2009
Who is that fat bloke anyway?
Tuesday, 15 September 2009
Wednesday, 19 August 2009
Sunday 6th September 2009 - Cabrières-d'Avignon, France
This time in the village of Caseneuve - LE SANGLIER PARESSEUX
Téléphone :04 90 75 17 70 Have a look at on our site for more details but the "Menu du Marche" at 24€ is pretty good
Our Restaurant Guide
Monday, 17 August 2009
For the record the programme was;
Fauré : Thème et Variations en ut mineur opus 73
Schumann : Davidsbündlertänze (Danses des compagnons de David) opus 6
Rachmaninov : Sonate n°2 en si bémol mineur opus 36
Wednesday, 12 August 2009
Tuesday, 11 August 2009
We were obviously distressed as Georgette was expecting us and also we were delivering our daughter to Montpellier tomorrow. Following numerous failed attempts at an interim rental...we ended up with a Mercedes....the only rental in Avignon and 1500 euros later.
But oh, it gets better!
After we made our way to Roussillon - we knocked on Georgette's door, only to be informed by her and her daughter that the house had already been rented and that the occupants arrived earlier today. I told her that couldn't be possible, as I had confirmation from you only last night. Together, we knocked on the door and found the "occupants" out by the pool. A young British/New Zealander couple with a toddler were enjoying a swim and a beer. As Georgette (and her daughter) spoke no English, I asked the couple about their reservation and the husband told me that they were to meet his sister in law here - that she had booked it and they were arriving shortly. When I explained that I had booked this home for the month he replied that he had "know idea what I was talking about." All the while, my husband was illegally parked...waiting for info to the car park.
The most bizarre moment of the day happened when the man's wife, emerged from the pool - naked! She had quite a girth and was trying to balance a naked child who was slipping and sliding and the towel she had fetched...while the husband scowled and finally shouted at my daughter and I that he would just go back to England. He then stormed down the garden steps sopping wet.
Fortunately, our sense of humour was tested today and won!
Eventually we discovered that of course they were in the wrong house. Apparently, as they were wandering down the street earlier trying to find their address, Georgette appeared and asked them if they were the renters. They replied that they were and the rest - is history! Certainly one for the books to be sure. The wife was very apologetic (but of course all I could still see was her dripping nakedness) and the husband, clearly embarrassed, said nothing as he banged and threw things into bags and boxes.
We waited while they packed their bags and food (they had filled the fridge already) and after the woman had retrieved the paper with the correct details, Georgette assisted them in finding their rental.
I hope that my rendering of our adventure does not upset you. I am hoping that you will have a chuckle...as we all just did over pizza and a bottle of wine next door. Tomorrow we head to Montpellier. And then back to Avignon on Monday to collect our Renault. With diesel fuel. Mon Dieu!
We are thrilled with the home and love our new neighbours already. Poor Georgette - all she could say was "je suis desolee". She and her family were wonderful. We are certain we will love Roussillon."
Saturday, 1 August 2009
M. Caldi does have other means of transport but on a hot summer Saturday morning there's nothing better than to be out with "Gigi". It all looks a bit early for "Netto" however.
Wednesday, 29 July 2009
Saturday, 18 July 2009
Monday, 6 July 2009
A few fields away from us M. Cavana decided to plant some sunflowers for the first time in eight years. Despite everybody’s picture of Provence with sunflowers, the “tournasol” crop yield is far better in the south west of France and thus a field of sunflowers is quite rare in the Luberon these days. M. Cavana’s efforts have been certainly appreciated this year, I don’t know if it will be profitable for him but everybody has certainly taken away some great shots.