Monday, July 29, 2013
L'estelle and Baux de Provence
From Carcassonne we drove to Bonnieux with a stop in Baux de Provence. Baux location is nice, but the restaurants there are even more touristy than in Carcassonne. This was our break for lunch, and we found this bar with a very nice setting. The weather was nice and we were seated in their beautiful terrace with nice views. Our table was in fact a barrel with high chairs and had some shade from the wall and rocks. Food wise, we decided on croques Monsieur and our son had a child menu. His meal was big. The Croques were made with sliced bread and with Bechamel (with muscade which I don't like). They were served with a salad and fries and we chose a rose wine pitcher. The waiter was sympathetic, but it was his first day, and he mixed up a few things on the bill, but the girl at the cash came with him, they apologized and rectified the situation. I won't call it a meal, but rather a bar snack. The food was just ok, which is not good for France. We expected this. After visiting the Luberon, I didn't find les Baux as spectacular. It is green around it and it is built on a rock and surrounded by rocks, but just rocks is not my type of beautiful landscape. The views are nice but didn't make me to want to return, as the Luberon did. As we drove through St Remy de Provence, I could understand why so many people like it. It has roman ruins but also looked like a lively place with numerous restaurants and boutiques. The road is surrounded with platanes.