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October 2015

A quest to find the monoliths of Plateau Lambert

Here's the story of our trek into the hills near Collobriere, Provence , to find the mythical Lambert monoliths...
Here’s the story of our trek into the hills near Collobriere, Provence , to find the mythical Lambert monoliths…

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Plan de la Tour market: The best olives in Provence?

Since moving to Provence, the Plan de la Tour market has become a weekly ritual. It isn’t the biggest market in the area and while it is busy and bustling in the middle of summer, it can feel a little ghostly out of season. But it is an important part of village life, with everyone stocking up on their provisions for the week from local vendors and producers.

The olives here are prepared and sold by a lady who my Grandma remembers running the same stand over twenty years ago. And they truly are the best olives I’ve tried, (particularly the garlic flavoured green ones).

The Plan de la Tour olive supplier's spread is bounteous and beautiful
The Plan de la Tour olive supply: bounteous and beautiful

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