A Journey to Provence!

This Acupuncturist’s Dream Vacation – Part 1

The Provencal villages of St-Saturinin les Apt and Roussillion were just two of the many villages we explored on our trip to France this past June.  It was a little too early for the lavender blooms just north of Gordes at L’Abbé de Senaque, but we took some lovely photos there and ended up finding lavender flourishing near Murs, not far from Apt, where we stayed for a week.

It was market day on Tuesday, when we drove 15 minutes north of  our apartment in Apt to check out a tiny place called St-Saturinin les Apt.  The church steeple is a beautiful work of stonemasonry unlike any I had seen before.

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Just some of the goodies available on market day in St-Saturinin les Apt.


  We hiked up to the old church ruins above the town.


Discovering Roussillion




A beautiful field of Lavender in Bloom late June near Murs, France.



2 thoughts on “A Journey to Provence!”

  1. Looks beautiful Rosemary! What a wonderful trip to have shared with Marc. Isn’t it all just deliciously gorgeous over there? I still have some paint pigments that I purchased in Roussillion. Your photos bring back memories of the rich colors, light and even sounds of Provence. Gorgeous!

  2. Even before I saw the painters there, I thought of you, Holly, and how you had told me it was the quality of the light that drew so many artists there. That was so true. I feel blessed to have been able to spend a week in the area. I took photos so I could practice sketching what I saw … when I go back there it will be to paint!

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