Road trippin’ in France

day 3 & 4

Day 3 saw us driving from the small town of Saint-Hippolyte-du-Fort., leaving the most wonderful hosts Cornelia and Etienne behind, towards the even smaller town in the Provençal region called Lafare.

This small town was just a stones throw away from Mt Ventoux. The wind was howling that afternoon when we arrived at 15:00. We were greeted by the friendliest hostess. We unpacked, had nibbles and a welcome drink, whilst Mrs Eggan explained and guided us through the most popular and not so popular info a tourist needs. We then took a short walk to explore the small town with it’s many fig trees.

Day 4 we rose early and was welcomed with the most amazing breakfast. Everything your heart could desire was laid out to feast on.

The wind was still howling and cycling up to the top of Mt Ventoux was not possible.

Instead we went to a traditional French weekly market in Vaison-la-Romaine.

Little history about the town. This site has been settled in the Bronze Age, but it’s name stems from five centuries as a Roman Town.

A pretty awesome experience to say the least. We then drove to Bédoin where the route for Mt Ventoux starts and had I had biggest croq Monsieur at the restaurant for lunch.

We bought some antiques and nibbles for the next day.

We stopped over at a nougat factory.

Later the afternoon we went for a run and made it back in time for coffee and cake at the B&B.