Our last day in the area of Eygalières is different than planned. We want to end this fantastic week in this beautiful region with a walk around the Lac at St.- Rémy-de-Provence. Nature is beautiful here and we want to enjoy it one last time.
Unfortunately, the mistral wind again throws strong soot into the food. The road to the lake is closed due to fire hazard. So again code red, just like yesterday. We can't get into nature anywhere in the area. On every hiking trail the code is red: it is strictly forbidden to enter. If you read my blog about day 13, you'll know exactly what the danger is.
So we do some last shopping and spend the rest of the day in our own garden, where we can also enjoy a book and a swimming pool in the middle of nature.
When day 15 arrives, it's time to pack our bags again. We're driving a few hundred miles to the northeast. Our final destination today is Aurel, again a small village in the middle of the vineyards.
We use the movement to take a break in Grignan. At the top of the hill is the largest Renaissance castle in the whole region. We make the climb there via the narrow streets that you find in so many French villages.
However, there is a long queue at the entrance gate, although it is almost noon. We do not go in because we have reservations in a small restaurant in a village just further away. We'll walk around the building. As so often, it's more beautiful when you look at it from a distance.
Then we drive to the tiny village of Salles-sous-Bois, where together with the local fire brigade we occupy the entire garden terrace of the only restaurant in the village.
By 15h30 we will be in our final destination: the village of Aurel, where we have a beautiful view from our new holiday home.
The owners welcome us with a bottle of bubbles from the vineyard we look forward to. A successful start of our third week!
From day 1: