I recently took a long weekend to spend time with an American girlfriend and her husband, who had rented a six-bedroom house in Egalières, for themselves and 8 others (family & friends) – located about 45 minutes from Avignon in Provence. So, there we were – 11 of us – old friends, family members, and new acquaintances alike: sitting by the pool, taking day trips together to local markets, and trying out new restaurants as a fun-loving (and yes, loud) partying group!
We ladies took an in-house cooking class, learning how to filet a fish and knife cutting skills to cut julien style veggies for a great lunch – harder than it looks! That evening, the chef cooked and served a luscious dinner to all of us staying in the house – wine flowed, songs were sung, and rugs were rolled up for after-dinner dancing of fox-trot and cha-cha.
Another evening, we went to a local restaurant called “Gilles,” where Jolie-Pitt’s “Pink Floyd” wine from Château Miraval was on the menu – I only had a sip of this “famous” rosé, which was going for 18€ a bottle (see slideshow photos) – a sweet wine at a sweet price!
All in all, it was a great time in a great area of Provence!
Nice, and the house looks great!
Thanks, Frank – it is indeed a great place to visit!
I wish I was there too – it sounds absolutely amazing! On another note:
I have just nominated you for the Super Sweet Blogger Award. It is my first and I have so enjoyed your blog and wanted to pass the love along your way. You can read all about it and accept your award at the link – hope you have a super sweet week.
Thank you, Mich, for commenting and so very much for the award nomination; however, your readership and enjoying my blog is truly my reward. Have a great week!
OOOO Kim, Envy envy.
Thanks, Clare – it was a fun time!
Sounds like a fantastic time with your friends, and in a beautiful place! I love the idea of the cooking lessons too…
Thanks – it wasn’t as hard to filet fish as I would have thought, but cutting vegetables julien style was really difficult!
Where did you find this lovely place? We would like to rent next year for our family of 12. Thank you. Helen
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Hi Helen. Actually, my friend found/rented it – I’ll ask her and then send you the information in an email.