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Sep 18, 2012 - Les Baux

We're now in Provence, the region known for: lavender (earlier in the year), mistral winds, cicadas, table linens, pastis (anise liquor),, fish, garlic and herbs. Rugged scenery as we approached the fortress town of Les Baux [lay bow]. This fortress and town, destroyed by Richelieu, was virtually dead until the 1940s when a chef started a gourmet restaurant in the old fortress. People came here for his food and now this town is France's 5th largest attraction! We walked up to see the fortress remains (impressive!) and to see the views of...

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