Taradeau (Provence), France – Feb 2018

I left Sestri Levante intending to make one further halt in Italy, 120 miles away in San Remo, either for a late lunch or even to overnight depending on what San Remo has to offer. After a straight forward journey in wonderful sunshine I arrived in San Remo as a thunderstorm started. When moments later it started to hail, I set off towards my fall back destination, Monaco. It was snowing as I drove through Monaco and I didn’t even pause for a coffee – do you blame me?

Into France, past Nice and Cannes where there was heavy rain, westward towards the blue sky. I even passed Antibes without stopping and that place was one to visit for the Absinthe alone. To get to my age and never have tasted Absinthe is not right.

… San Remo and Monaco – I’ll let you know. I remember the days in the Balkans and in Greece when I would simply move the Van to where the sun was expected to be

Anyway, I stopped at Taradeau in Provence, a town of less than 2,000 people, and there’s nothing there to talk about (although the Provence countryside is beautiful and the people very friendly) except; the sun shone and I chilled for the best part of 2 days. I tell a lie – there was a Hyper U Supermarket and lots of other shops; probably the best range of foodstuffs I have seen in months. I grabbed a supermarket trolley and I was like a kid at Christmas.

The food that first night was tremendous. Lots of little hors d’oeuvres, a full plate of fresh prawns the size of small lobsters and then, best of all:

… Toulouse Sausage in a French Stick followed by Pecorino cheese with a fine Chianti Reserve

Nothing else to report because I have done nothing but sit outside in the sun. I head off to Avignon tomorrow.

4 thoughts on “Taradeau (Provence), France – Feb 2018”

  1. We’re so lucky as James’ daughter has a flat in Nice and lives just east of Antibes. She has a pool too ?
    The whole area is so Motorhome unfriendly. And we find France, especially Provence / and the South so expensive last year, I was preparing for a birthday party for James. I googled the price of groceries comparing Dijon with Guildford. It was 26% cheaper to buy food items in Britain than in France!

  2. Hi again. Coffee in Stoupa yesterday with the Aged Ps. Can see why you liked. But thinking more to do around Nafplio … will explore further over next few weeks.

    1. I really like Nafplio. It is on my shortlist to buy in. There are some nice towns & villages, also, to the south of Nafplio. I like that whole peninsula. Unfortunately, I have had to curtail my tour and return to the UK for a month or so (but it will be just for a month). Meanwhile I will be looking out for updates on your blog. Stay well.

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