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Where to stay and eat

La Bastide de Tourtour is a 25-room hotel located just outside of town. The hotel occupies a stone building built in 1965 ( The only disappointing thing about it). The hotel’s best features are the sweeping view over the surrounding pine forests.  To take full advantage of it choose one of the ” prestige” rooms, they face south and they have balconies. They are best because they are on the second floor. Intersection of D31 and D77; 4-94-70-57-30. http://www.bastidetourtour.com

Les Chenes verts

Paul Bajade is the chef and has a 20- year reputation creates wonders. His cuisine is dense, earthy and exhilarating. If you happen to eat there, look for the seven- course truffle menu. ( Route Villecroze; 4-94-70-55-06). http://www.leschenesverts.fr/ One Michelin star; The food is outstanding.

La Galerie Blanchard

“My wife is the creative type. I am just the worker”. His wife, Vivianne is the designer of the bold jewelry in steel, iron and precious wood on display and for sale, Gilles , her husband, who conceives and welds together the exuberant pieces. Gilles, Paris born and trained moved south in 1972. Birds have always been a special subject- He is particularly drawn to the idea of taking to the air and flying away. This gallery has an amazing amount of great work!. Open Easter through October; other times by appointment. Place de La Trinite, Tourtour. http://www.galerieblanchard.com

La Bastide de Tourtour

La Bastide de Tourtour

Dinner at Les Chenes verts in Tourtour

Dinner at Les Chenes verts in Tourtour

La Galery Blanchard in Tourtour

La Galery Blanchard in Tourtour

Galery Blanchard in Tourtour

Galery Blanchard in Tourtour

Anne Suire

Fall Provence Tours/ thanksgiving 2015