Monday, 17 December 2012

Brouillade de truffe

Brouillade de truffe, a scrummy egg and truffles kind of loose omolette come scrambled eggs, here cooked over the open fire at the Domaine de la Citadelle Christmas market. Lots of wine tasting to enjoy there too on a sunny Christmas afternoon in the Luberon.

Beautiful winter light

Captured on these beautiful plane trees near Cereste - perfect in the winter sunshine.

Friday, 14 December 2012

Le Géant de Provence

Mont Ventoux is a mythical mountain to the Provencals. From all around southern Provence it appears repeatedly on the horizon with its white peak beckoning tantalisingly in the distance. The mountain has inspired poets, writers, painters, photographers, climbers and cyclists with the ascent of the mountain on the Tour de France one of the most gruelling parts of the race.

The views from the summit are unsurpassed with one of the broadest panoramic views in Europe.  To the north the foothills of the Alps, to the west the Rhone valley and the Cevennes beyond, and to the south the plain of the Camargue and the Mediterranean.
Here with its bare limestone summit covered in a light covering of early winter snow.

Friday, 7 December 2012

New early summer direct train travel to Avignon and Aix

Eurostar is launching a new direct service from London to Avignon, Aix en Provence in May and June 2013.  In addition to the existing weekly direct summer service to Avignon this new service is perfect for an early summer getaway to Provence - tickets on sale from December 11.  Book your seats now!