Though we travel the world to find the beautiful

we must carry it with us or we find it not

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Monday, August 9, 2010

Walking in the Vaucluse ......

After a beautiful walk from Caromb to Le Barroux in the Vaucluse region
we found this gorgeous petit restaurant - it was just a few tables
gathered under the shade of a lovely old tree

the set menu of Salade Compose - was absolutely divine
(terrine - melon topped with prosciutto - risotto - beautiful cheeses & salad vegetables
with a selection of fruit tarts for dessert

Walking back were sweeping views out to "Les Dentelles" a low mountain range
which is actually the foothills of Provence's highest peak - Mont-Ventoux
The name "dentelle" means lace ~ referring to the jagged shape of their white lime-stone peaks.
what a welcome sight to find the roadway spasmotically dotted with lovely- Alep Pines-
this gave us a shady spot to catch our breaths,
take in the spectacular scenery and top up our fluid intake!

After a 7 km round walk
it was nice to return to our delightful villa
in the picturesque hill-top village of Caromb
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Fearless Nester said...

Hello Dianne! I'm enjoying having a look around here. Your 7 km walk sounds wonderful through all that beautiful terrain! Thanks for visiting me today and for the nice comment you left. ~Lili

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

Spectacular scenery alright!
Une paysage très belle

Anonymous said...

Ma chere Dianne,
My heart just skipped a beat looking at these pictures. thank you so much for sharing them with us.

A tres beintot,

Anonymous said...

Je voulais dire " a bientot'... Il est bien tard ici a Washington...


Shell Sherree said...

I'm looking at that lunch and fast forwarding to summer already!

Genie said...

Dianne, the lunch looks delish! I know that Le Tour de France regularly challenges the riders with Mont Ventoux.

Writing down Caromb to add to "the list!" Merci!

Jacob said...

My little heart gets a jump start looking at these photos! Delightful. I love France!

puddinglane said...

Genie:) definitely put Caromb on your list of places to go - it is not touristy and if you stay there a week or so your almost think you're French.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Dianne,

Looks like a beautiful place to walk around and the lunch looks delicious.
Your photos make me want to go back to France.

Happy week

ParisBreakfasts said...

THAT salade!!!
I could eat that for breakfast

Mélanie A. said...

It looks so yummie ...Luberon is such a beautiful place


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