France!

No food today, I wanted to share some pictures from my week spent camping in the Ardeche region of France, its south just above Provence for those of you who haven’t heard of it. Apparently it’s not very well visited by people from the UK, this is a real shame as it’s just gorgeous. Amazing scenery  and hot summer temperatures made for a wonderful week away.  I did cook while camping, not all the time though, luckily there was a restaurant on site. My camp cooking is not very adventurous so best to share pictures this time rather than recipes! It’s a while since we’ve been camping and I’m out of practice, although my husband and I do camp in relative comfort nowadays we have a 6 man tent just for us and a high blow up mattress, the days of crawling around in our 3 man tent and sleeping on the ground are well in the past! Breakfast was the easiest meal to plan, pan au chocolat most days, my idea of heaven! I love visiting France and would definitely recommend the beautiful Ardeche if you haven’t been before.

Campsite beach on the river.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gorgeous scenery!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We drove into Provence for the market at Vaison la Romaine, look at the choice of tomatoes!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beautiful berries!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I had to buy some garlic from this very sweet man!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lavender fields were such a treat! It was wonderful smelling the lavender and I have never seen so many varieties of bees and butterflies .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another real treat was seeing the fields of sunflowers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An overnight stop in lovely Dijon on the way home.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maille mustard store.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So many varieties, they put anything in mustard it seems! Fig, curry and chestnut to name a few!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I was desperate to buy some apricots before I came home, these will feature in a post soon!

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  1. #1 by Wendy Read (@Sunchowder) on August 2, 2012 - 13:02

    Oh yes! What a fabulous trip :) Love your photos, the sunflower photo is amazing. I do hope someday to visit Provence when we get back to England. thanks so much for sharing Jayne.

  2. #2 by Jayne on August 2, 2012 - 15:46

    Thank you! Seeing the sunflowers was something Id always wanted to do, and they were everywhere!

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