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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 it actually *contains*….

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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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You know you’re….anywhere #12

….when you join the cluster of blokes (“Stand over there with the rest of the idiots and don’t do/say anything stupid. And TRY and look as if you’re ENJOYING yourself…”) while the wimmin shop for sodding CLOTHES at the marché … Continue reading

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You know you’re in France #11

…when the a la carte menu offers some stunning stuff, but your 2 course formule lunch only costs as much as a starter. With the same quality….. L’Estrade, St. Saturnin lès Apts

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