Archive for November, 2009

Le Castellet Medieval Village

November 26th, 2009 at 10:34 am » Comments (7)

In our trip to Provence, Southern of France, our excellent hostess Claudie took us to one of Var region’s top attractions, the wonderful French medieval village with a 15th century castle: Le Castellet. The 2 gates in the ramparts are listed in the Additional Inventory of Historic Monuments. We were all trying to take in [...]

Vintage Marseille Soap Posters

November 18th, 2009 at 11:41 pm » Comments (11)

With the thought of that Marseille traditional soaps have been made for about 600 years, I couldn’t resist taking a photo of those really wonderful vintage soap posters I found in a French medieval village. The traditional Marseille soap is made from vegetable oils and it grew so popular that it in 1913 the production [...]

French beach leach

November 12th, 2009 at 1:34 am » Comments (9)

When we were in Southern France in August we did of course also visit a beach since the weather was absolutely gorgeous. So one of the first days we did head for Bandol…. This big bay has a lot to offer, several different sand beaches – of course very crowded and you better get there [...]