Les Baux de Provence: Jaguars, Picnic, & Mines – Oh My!

During my recent short trip with friends to the Luberon, it was planned that we stay in Fontvieille and stop nearby to have a picnic before going to the “Carrières de Lumières” multi-media show in Les Baux, featuring works by Klimt.

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It sounded good to me, especially since they were bringing the food (read: I didn’t have to cook).   My 14-old car was left at the hotel, bien sûr, as we all rode in style in my friends’ cars to a small, open area of a nearby forest.

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As we approached the area, we noticed and pulled off the road and parked just before an ominous sign:

“Accès Interdit Tir des Mines – Danger” (Do not enter – land mines)

 

Tir de Mines

 

As we carefully set up our ‘table’ and the put out the delicious spread, I thought that this picnic would be a blast (figuratively speaking only).  We ate, laughed, fought off a few ants that liked the food as well, and enjoyed comraderie in a setting of nature and calm (thankfully).  Merci to our friends for a great day’s outing!

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Les Baux de Provence:

 

 

 

 

Jazz au Château in a Medieval Village

Beginning July 4th and every Friday evening during the summer months of July and August, the medieval village of Haut-de-Cagnes-sur-Mer (just outside of Nice) hosts a free evening of jazz in the Place du Château, accessible via the village’s free shuttle bus #44 (link for schedule) originating from the Gare Routière in Cagnes-sur-Mer.

♫♫ Come on babe – Why don’t we paint the town?  And all that Jazz!! ♫♫

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