Several years ago I read the book ‘A Year in Provence’ by Peter Mayle. He also wrote ‘A Good Year’ which became a movie starring Russell Crowe & Marion Cotillard. Not the best movie ever, but the scenery of Provence is to die for! Flash forward to this summer and I knew we had to spend a few days in the Luberon region where he spent a lot of his time. One of my favorite little towns in this region was Roussillon. Yes, it’s touristy. And no, there isn’t a whole lot to do. But it is so colorful and cheerful it is definitely worth a stop for a few hours if you’re in the area. Here is my recommended itinerary if you do happen to visit this tiny village – stroll, eat lunch, stroll, have ice cream, stroll drink an aperitif, stroll, pop into an art gallery… you get the point.
So without further ado, here are my Postcards from Roussillon.
Do you still send postcards? It’s kind of a funny thing to do these days with the ease of the internet and it can be such a pain in the butt to find international stamps, but who doesn’t love to receive snail mail every once and awhile? My Mom always writes a postcard to me no matter where she goes, so I try to keep up the tradition to her as well (even though I don’t always come through)!
I had to try the lavender ice cream since we were in the land of lavender fields! And I have to say it was really good! Give it a try if you’re in the South of France!
More posts on Provence to come!