French ponderings.....

French ponderings.....
Dreaming of France in The Land Down Under.......

Monday, October 14, 2013

St Remy de Provence 2

A big 'Bienvenue' to you, and thanks for taking a peek!

Last week I posted a little about our accommodation and the gorgeous  boutiques in the heart of St Remy de Provence. This week we go on a  30 kl bike ride through the vineyards!  Now, I need to share that as someone who was extremely sporty as  a 'jeune fille' , I am a little,....mmm.....lets say SLACK these days...but nonetheless, I took it on and had an absolute blast!

We do a return trip from St Remy de Provence to Eygalieres, a quaint village, where, apparently, the french celebrities hang out......

Here is said bike......

The mountain range along the back is called Les Alpilles and is quite beautiful.....and the sign on the left invites you in for a wine tasting....will we?  wont we? no must keep biking  on!

We see so many pretty vistas along the way

Eygalieres keeping an eye on the olives...

The provencal properties tend to have a stone engraved with its name...all you francophones out there, do you recognize this name? I wont say who it belongs to, but I WILL say I am tickled pink to ride past this wonderful blogger's home..we don't  pop in...wouldn't want to be charged for stalking or anything!!

Maybe a STAR lives here....either way, I love their gate and pretty oleanders !

Ohhh, I don't mind a drop of cab-sav... and this being the real french  thing .....

well, one would have to taste test, wouldn't one?

And of course we did!...shhhhhhhhh............delish!

When we pedal into Eygalieres, much to our pleasure the local market is in full swing!

Dont stop though, we are on a mission to get to la Bastide d'Eygalieres for a well deserved lunch!

Park the bikes out the front....

ohh..its much  nicer than I am expecting...lovely inside dining area, a patio for aperos, and an undercover restaurant by the pool for lunch. It has it all!

We spend a relaxing couple of hours here..just lovely!

But it's time to head back...and we have the hard slog of riding our bikes home.....NOT!

Did I forget to mention that these bikes are ELECTRIC! Brilliant!!! So much fun, so little effort! (told you I was a bit slack!)

We hired them from Sun-e-bike, where the owners are very friendly and helpful, see here just listen up when you get directions, we got lost the first day, as some roads were hardly roads,  but loved it so much we hired them again :)

This adventure was an absolute highlight....riding through the french vineyards and villages, the olive plantations,  the blue provencal sky above, sun shining down....


A Bientôt,  Gigi x


  1. Oh, and I was about to congratulate you on your wonderful bike-riding effort - UNTIL I saw the word "electric"!!!

    1. I still had to push the get it going.... ;) and I had to work out the gears.....does that count? :)