Saturday, 28 June 2008

Provence - Saignon

It might not have a particularly comprehensive Wikipedia page, but Linda did a lot of research and Saignon came up winner as our place to stay for the majority of our time in Provence.

We arrived shortly before sunset and, like the sad tourists we knew we were, we immediately pulled out our cameras and started snapping off photos.

We walked down to a nearby lookout with a view over the countryside and back towards the town. We couldn't have asked for a more spectacular way to enter the town.

Eventually we had to actually check into our hotel, the Auberge du Presbytere, and headed out for dinner. We both got plates of Provincal specialities, stuffing ourselves silly but somehow finding room for the chocolate fondent with frambois sauce.

Given that Saignon was our base, we spent a lot of time in and around the town. Indeed it is a very cute little town with some fantastic restaurants, and is set amongst fields of wheat, cherries, and the famous lavender.

Consequently we took a lot of photos of Saignon, and you can find them all here.

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