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South of France - Le Barroux

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??South of France Provence??

Hi Harry here (again) we are back in France. We just arrived in the south of France in a region called Provence. Staying in a small quiet village called Le Borroux which is set high up on a hill. Our house is a narrow four story French home- all the stairs keep us fit. With a giant castle sitting right behind us, To protect the village all those years go. And here's some facts about our village.

First off it's prince Charles most preferred village in France

605 people live in the small village

The Tour de France goes right past the village

Now time to introduce my guest writer Jack who is going to tell you about his trip to the castle...

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Castle
One day we went to a castle, it was humunges - we went to pay at the counter?CF9D9FA9FF4E4D0119CEB7CD3855BF91.jpg90_CF9FC79A0A3FCDD7C05100B1CA455BA8.jpg

We waited to go in?

And then we went into the castle? AWESOME ?? it had a chaple which is a church⛪️

And some big swords cool? then we went up the stairs?? . And then we saw the kings room? it had a great view? and really old lights? and an old dungeon. Next we went back to the bottom of the castle where the soldiers slept. Then we went out as we had finished our castle tour. By Jack

??South of France Provence day one??

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We couldn't get into our place till three pm so we decide to explore the surrounding villages. First off we go to a small farmers market and get some fresh produce for my vegetable soup for dinner (yummy) before we headoff to the next town to explore.

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The next town is amazing it has a crystal clear river flowing through it with little restaurants planted on the river side. We are told there is an amazing fountain - it's called fountain Vaclouse - none of us have heard about this before, but we soon learn that it is the biggest and most famous in Europe. We finally reach the vantage point - the fountain is blue so blue that the colour is so crazy. It looks pretty shallow but divers have tested the depth and it's 308 meters deep. Anyway time to head to our house and unpack our gear. See you there.

That night we go for a stroll to the end of the village to watch the sunset. It was bright orange we watch it all the way till it went down past the horizon. Spectacular.

We find the local bar around the corner owned by some English people so mum stayed and chatted to them while me and jack played with the three kids. We explored the property for a hour and by that then it was time to head back home for my yummy vegetable soup for dinner. See you tomorrow.

??South of France Province day two??

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Today we are heading to a really big market that has over 400 stalls and it has been going for over 60 years. The market is full of a lot of antiques and nick nacks. It is called Isle le Sorgue.

We start at one end and start our journey through the market. We start off and get some fresh sea food and fresh produce - think goats cheese, medjol dates, baguettes and snails. After that we go for a hard core explore through and around the market. We stop for a bite to eat of pizza and mum has a look in a couple of shops. We had been at the markets for a couple of hours now and have heaps of full bangs.

After a busy day we sit down for some food and refreshments watching the locals performing some great music. We order a buffalo mozzarella and basil and vine ripened tomatoes and a good sized platter of cheese and Parma ham for me and dad (jack doesn't eat much). Dad is in his going around all the seafood stalls buying food for our gourmet dinner he said he would serve which included the following. Scampi, fish, prawns and scallops.

Today we are at the markets for about seven hours and we still didn't see all of it. But at least everyone was looking forward to our dinner - anyway see you tomorrow.

??South of France province day three??

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Today we are going to a Roman village that settled in France in a little town called Le Romaine Vaison. First up we go to the museum where they have recovered some of what was there back in those days. Including monuments, statues, pottery, vases and underground irrigation that circulates through the village.

Gathering facts from the ruins and the things they found, they put together a short movie on what it would of been like back then. I was really surprised about how much the Romans knew about architecture and design. Next we head out of the museum (which was closing for a sleep) and head around the back to the amphitheater which was the equivalent to the colosseum but only a half circle. We then take a steep walk up to the medieval part of town and check out the ruins of the old castle.

Tomorrow we are heading to Cotignac which is a small village that is meant to be very nice. (Hopefully) anyway see you soon.

Harry

Posted by saltydog4481 05:51 Archived in France

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Firstly,......Jack, it was so good to read your blog. Well done. I'm pleased you didn't get lost in that castle!!!

And. Harry...you are doing so well entertaining us all back here!!! The photos are great too, Mum and Dad! What a wonderful trip you 're having.

The blog is going to be such a good diary for you, Harry - it will help you remember this trip for ever!!! ??????????

by Nancie

Loving the guest writer's story about the castle! Wow Jack, that sounded really cool! We had Junior Athletics Day last week and I came 1st & 2nd in two races. Wish you were here!
Josh (& Rach)

by Josh & Rach

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