A walk in Provence, part 2
May 27, 2011Public
Photo: Today we walk from Gordes to Goult ...
Photo: ... mostly along quiet lanes ...
Photo: ... bordered by stone walls and bories ...
Photo: ... olive groves ...
Photo: ... wisteria ...
Photo: ... orchards ...
Photo: ... and the odd cliff dwelling.
Photo: It's an easy 4-hour walk, and we meet almost no one ...
Photo: ... even in the hamlet of St. Pantaleon.
Photo: According to the Michelin Guide, its 5th century Romanesque church is built ...
Photo: ... "on a rock necropolis, most of the tombs of which are child-size. .... Children who died before they were baptized were brought here...; they revived–according to the beliefs of the period–for the duration of a mass during which they were baptized, they then died again and were buried here."
Photo: After the hamlet, our path runs through flower-filled forest ...
Photo: ... and by mossy stone walls.
Photo: Happily, the way is well marked with signs today.
Photo: We descend into farmland ...
Photo: ... and encounter some young people crossing a stream--almost the only hikers we meet in a week of walking.
Photo: Soon we enter ...
Photo: ... the charming village of Goult.
Photo: It has a public garden ...
Photo: ... a private garden ...
Photo: ... and a castle.
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Photo: Also, a house for sale--only 30,000 Euros! See http://www.yourprovence.com/luberon-property-agent.html
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