The Luberon

Last Saturday we attended an organ recital at the church in Saint Remy.  Lovely stuff.  But not the sort of thing that plays well outside of church.  Normally.

The Luberon is a Department (county?) in the Provence region.  Peter Mayle country.  Rural with lots of hills.  A little town, fort or castle at the top of every one.  The camera toured it on Sunday.

The roads used by the army in this part of France were planted in Plane Trees to assure shade for Napolean’s marching soldiers.  To this day the trees rise on either side like the walls of a Cathedral.

Old music, old towns and old trees, you know where this is going.  Want to come along?

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7 Responses to The Luberon

  1. Wanda Cooper says:

    Paul, a person could get “lost” on these less traveled country roads and deliberately not be found for a while. I wonder if the people who live there on a daily basis are aware of the simplistic beauty of their surroundings. Your trip leaves me wanting to see what is around the next corner. Please show us.

  2. Deborah says:

    From the looks of it I am sure you are having a fantastic time. I am sure you had a great meal and some perusing of some shops along the way as well. Would love to check out the insides of some of the buildings!

  3. Nick Graves says:

    Very nice. Mary and I wandered all over the same ground two years ago in May. I loved walking to the Tabac at 7:30am, where they would serve me my cafe while I opened the Herald Tribune and Le Figaro. The son would run down to the boulangerie to pick up my two baguettes for the folks sleeping back at the house we rented. There was another church in the region where the monks do polyphonic singing. Can’t remember the name of the order, but there are only about eight of them.

  4. Don says:

    Paul,
    It does make one want to see more.
    How did you film clockwise around the circle? Nice dissolves.
    Don

  5. Liz says:

    Paul & Karen
    The organ music really sends the pictures into another territory! You know Bill is planning a trip for us next! Thanks for the inspiration!

  6. Larisa says:

    Looks delightfully European! I hope you had a nice glass of red wine or a latte in one of the charming cafes you passed! 🙂

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