First stop this holiday is St Remy en Provence, a little town about half an hour from Avignon on the south of France.
St Remy is a delightful, very old town with a beautifully preserved centre contained by a tree lined ring road. The modern town sprawls out from this in all directions.
Entry into this inner sanctum is via old arched gateways on " roads" only wide enough for one car which then become pedestrian only walkways.
Once inside the old town you find it is dotted with lovely shops and cafes.
It is a very popular place for holidaying Europeans and overseas visitors during the hot Summer months but most of those crowds have gone now and the weather is warm and pleasant so we are happy.
We are staying in a little apartment in the Old Town - very old and quaint but comfortable and well equiped.
St Remy is famous for its connections to three very famous men - Nostradamus, the Marquis De Sard and Van Gogh. Van Gogh spent his time here in a asylum after he had cut off his ear and many of his paintings were painted here. "Starry Night" is one of them.
One of our favourite things about France is, of course, the food and we are taking much pleasure in sampling it in lovely locations around the town in the little leafy squares which are often lined with cafes.
Here is some of it so you can have a virtual taste !