Our house was the one on the right
We spent the first two weeks of June 2004 in this very nice house near Pernes les Fontaine, France
This is the living room and dinning table in our house in Provence. All TV shows wrere in French. The house also had a full kitchen and laundry room.
One of about 30 fountains in Pernes les Fontaine
Pernes les Fontaine was a wallede village long ago.
The Catholic church in Pernes if very old.
Outdoor markets in the area provided a lot of what we ate during out stay.
Basil in a pot
These eggs were 1.30 euros for six. The euro was worth about $1.25 when we were there so these eggs were about $3.25 per dozen.
I could smell these tomatoes while taking this picture. They were vine ripened so they tasted like tomatoes in my childhood.
French bread is wonderful. You better buy your bed early in the day becase most bread stores are sold out by 10 am.
Lots of olive oil for sale. The large five liter (1.32 gallons) cans were 27 euros ($34 or about $13 per quart).
St. Remy street scene
A street performer on market day in St. Remy
Window and entry treatments in France are a delight. This one was in Vanasque.
Simple treatments to a window and entry really set them off. This one was in Mazan.
This little girl was relaxing while visiting the Roman ruins in Vaison la Romaine.
These ladies were chatting on market day in Isle sur Sorgue. Actually the lady on the left was doing all of the talking while the lady with hand to chin seemed to be politely listening.
This lady was playing the guitar and singing. She had a very nice voice.
This lady took off her coat and starting dancing while the other lady was playing her guitar and singing.
Isle sur Sorgue street scene.
We saw several walls painted like this one in Isle sur Sorgue.
Another example of wall painting. There were no large stones here. There was no sconce on the wall. This photo was taken in Pernes.
The Palace of Popes in Avignon
Pont du Gard
This is Menerbes where Peter Mayle was inspired to write the best selling book "A Year in Provence."
Gordes is an upscale village hanging on the side of a hill. It seemed to be populated mostly with artists and entertainers.
Notre Dame de Senanque Abbey is in a small valley not far from Gordes. The lavender fields around the abbey are tended by volunteers from the local community.
The Sorgue River near its source.
The Sorgue River in Isle sur Sorgue
The Cafe Belle Vue is on the Sorgue in Isle sur Sorgue.
Valley view from the hilltop village of Venasque.
A sunrise viewed from our house on one of our last mornings in Provence.
This album contains photos we took during our two week Untour in the Vaucluse area of Provence.
For more info on Untours go to http://untours.com.