Summer holidays seem a long time ago now. In Beautiful Provencal accomodation - Part One, I took you to the very pretty village of Cabrières d'Avignon, which as the name suggests is not far from Avignon and indeed, not far from a whole swathe of walks, markets, villages, exhibitions...perfect for a busy break with plenty of distractions. I was particularly enamoured with our lodgings and having already shown you around the outside, today I take you for a wander inside. It was a hot week, the hottest in France, qualified as a 'canicule'.
Pour être en canicule, deux conditions sont requises :
les températures doivent être plus élevées de 5 degrés par rapport aux normales de saison, le jour, comme la nuit,
et cela doit durer au moins pendant 3 jours et 3 nuits.
To be a heatwave, two conditions must be met: the temperatures must be 5 degrees higher than normal for the season both during the day and at night
AND this condition must persist over 3 (consecutive) days and 3 nights.
To read the article in its entirety, link here
Despite the rest of France - and us too, on our daytime excursions - feeling uncomfortably hot, we were very lucky to have a small pool outside, which helped to cool us off and the thick stone walls of our accommodation kept the temperature down inside.
Would you like to take a look with me?
|Front door to the left, entry vestibule and formal dining|
|A selection of photos showing the amazing transformation/renovation of the home|
|No need to turn on the air conditioning in these cool rooms with thick stone walls but I can imagine how cosy it would be with the fire lit in winter.|
|Dining room with kitchen to the left. I loved the quirky barn door/mirror idea|
|Kitchen with traditional tomette tiles|
|One of the views from the master bedroom|
|Twin bedroom on first floor with doors to the right leading out to a balcony|
|Other side of the first-floor twin bedroom|
|Double bedroom first floor|
|Master bedroom and bathroom|
I love our village of Talloires, our region, our lake and mountains, but it was a real pleasure to explore a different part of France.
For details of our own holiday rental accommodation (not as pictured here!), click here.
To read our French story, 'But you are in France, Madame', click here.