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You know you’re in Menerbes #18

….when the cafes and streets are deserted, because all the Yanks and Brits are drifting around elsewhere on a pilgrimage to track down Peter Mayle, advertising guy who bailed out and wrote “A year in Provence” which kicked off the … Continue reading

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You know you’re in France #17k

…… when the rusty French (that was actually *really* good 55 years ago) let’s you translate stuff like this in a flash – “The wine in front of you” -, but you have *no* idea (if you ever knew…) that … Continue reading

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You know you’re in France #16

…when you can bike over le pont Julien, a 3BC Roman bridge over which passed the Via Dolomitia, connecting Italy with its Gallic provinces. Although you don’t have to be in the Luberon to negotiate ancient structures (open to all … Continue reading

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You know you’re in Fr.. er..anywhere #15

..when your swimming pool has 10 loungers, 8 of which have been towelled/badetuched* by the sodding Krauts-in-residence (Ms jb excluded) * https://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/personal-view/5934002/How-the-Germans-won-the-War-of-the-Beach-Towels.html

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You know you’re in France #14

…when they spell “teatime” differently. Tastes a bit funny, too…. Tea bowl by mon ami Jean-Nicolas Gerard

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You know you’re in France #13a

…when you burn more calories *getting* the baguette than from *consuming* it…

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You know you’re in France #13

…when – on Friday afternoon – the travailleurs du bâtiment (who are spending the rest of the year digging holes and ripping up tarmac all over Apt) corral all their kit into about 10% of the area they occupy during … Continue reading

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