It has been a long time since I wanted to write a piece about the mythical borne d’angle of Michelin. You can still find them here and there along French roads. At first, I thought it was a simple painted concrete structure. The signs actually look like tiles from inside a car. Upon closer investigation, it appears that Michelin used an ingenious technique.[Read more…] about Roadsigns as a peoples heritage
In anticipation of the French presidential elections on April 23 and May 7, 2017, I browse one of my old notebooks seeking comments on the previous electoral duel. Not so difficult, the presidency in France is valid for five years, sometimes to the disappointment of many.[Read more…] about The navel of the South of France
Whenever we are in the Luberon region in Provence, we visit one of our favorite perched villages: Ménerbes. Together with Bonnieux, Lacoste and Oppède-le-Vieux Ménerbes sits on the north face of the Luberon Mountain.[Read more…] about Strolling through Ménerbes
Provence is well known for its bright-coloured markets. Apt, Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, Carpentras, and Coustellet are among the most famous. Velleron adds one extra colour.[Read more…] about The colours of Velleron
Beaumes de Venise is classified as a ‘place of remarkable taste.’ Indeed, the wines are excellent, and the kitchens are of good reputation. The region produces two distinctively different wines of which you’ve certainly heard: the famous Muscat du Beaume de Venise (sweet fortified wine) and a red Côtes du Rhône Village. As a patent of nobility, the restaurant walls are covered with labels and certificates.