There is a reason the houses in Provence are all sorts of glorious colors and it’s not because they were painted that way, contrary to my first assumption. The secret is in the ochre.
Ochre is a stone that is found naturally here
in all sorts of colors, even blue.
We visited Rustrel, which used to be a working quarry, and this is a remaining pipe that used to carry the water necessary to remove the stone.
Okay, back to business.
Extra points if you know what purpose that curly X on the wall serves. You see it all over France.
And the streets are narrow, steep, full of stone walls and gorgeous architecture. This shot below took forever to get with the tourists coming and going, but entices you with its promise of breathtaking views.
a meal that was so mouth-watering I wanted to cry like a crocodile with every bite.
in one of the most beautiful cities in France.