I’ve been to markets in many countries, but the Place des Lices market in Saint Tropez was one of the most comprehensive. Indian headdress? You can buy it there. Local delicacies like tapenade, olive oil, and honey? Check. Naturally, these gorgeous sweets caught my eye, though I resisted.
While washing machines have replaced the need to wash clothes in the very French lavoirs of yesteryear, they still can be found in many towns in Provence. This one in Saorge was familiar. It was next door to the apartment my family rented for a week a few years ago. When I arrived in Saorge on this visit, seeing it was like coming home…with one small change. Note the disco ball someone added for a little tongue-in-cheek fun.
After a breathtaking kayak tour of Gorges du Verdon, my yoga group visited one of the sweetest little towns I’d seen in Provence, France. Moustiers Sainte-Marie is about half an hour north of the electric turquoise waters that fill what is known as France’s Grand Canyon in the heart of Provence. It made for the perfect lunch and afternoon jaunt.
Few places, in my book, beat the views you get from Beau Rivage’s bar on the French Riviera in Nice. After a day exploring Monaco, Rose and I headed back to our hotel’s gorgeous beachfront bar for a few cocktails before sunset.