28 Aug 2014

OLLIOULES - South France Provence

Letter : O

Since yesterday I am back from my holidays in the Provence. I stayed with my friends who live there in Ollioules.

Ollioules is a charming little old town dating from the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries and has about 13.000 inhabitants.

Olives, citrus (lemon and orange), fruits and vegetables, are cultivated here, but also saffron, and capers.

In the nineteenth century a new period of prosperity appears with growing flowers. At a time Ollioules was considered as the capital of the flowers. With the arrival of the railway during the Second Empire, the flowers are shipped throughout Europe.



My holiday home and the good bye drink on the terrace







A walk through the narrow streets with cobbled stones.



Two sea breams as last supper ! It was delicious.


Jenny Matlock
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17 comments:

Fun60 said...

What an absolutely delightful town you visited. Good luck trying to settle back into a routine at home with the dismal weather we are currently experiencing.

Jo said...

I'm wondering how you pronounce that town's name? What a quaint place and so few inhabitants. Almost as small as Marquard which has only about 6,000! Precious friends you have; because you're such a good friend. xxx

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Gattina .. looks stunning - the holiday, the home, the village and that food ... cheers Hilary

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

Such a beautiful place! I thank you for sharing these and letting me visit Provence again for a few minutes.

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

I so want to visit there! It's on my bucket list....

ladyfi said...

Looks so wonderful!

Pam Beers. said...

How charming! It looks so laid back, yet sophisticated in a chic country way. France is on my bucket list as well. Especially this lovely area. Ah-h-h.

carol l mckenna said...

Oh so delightful and wonderful colorful photos for O ~ Happy Weekend to you!

artmusedog and carol ( A Creative Harbor)

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

It's good to be in Europe, you can travel to so many countries.

peppylady (Dora) said...

My future daughter in law just got back from a six week tour of Europe. She went to some place out side of Paris.
She has relatives there. her Grandma married an service man during WWII

Coffee is on

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh I can't even tell you how wonderful this vacation looks. That's my kind of place -- warm coast and I love fish. And good friends. Fun.

('m thrilled to be able to see amazing Alaska and have loved every minute of it, but I wouldn't want to live here .... I could definitely live in your vacation spot though!)

storybeader said...

it sounds, and looks, like a wonderful place. Never been to France - hope to go soon! {:-D

Jim said...

I'm loving your pictures, Gattina. I love Provence also!! It looks soooo cool to be staying there, I want to go back.
We haven't been to Ollioules but have stayed a week in St. Remy, one near Toulouse, one in Antibes (near Cannes), days at St. Michael, days at Bordeaux (Mrs. Jim has native relatives there), the Honfleur area, and then a lot in and around Paris. Haven been though since April 2012.

Thank you again for this lovely "O" place to visit. Hope I didn't boor you,
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retriever said...

You are visited a charming delightful town .
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Su-sieee! Mac said...

It's a charming place. I can just imagine myself wandering down the streets. So different from U.S. towns and cities.
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Annesphamily said...

It looks as though you enjoyed some great fun! I am happy to be here! Your photos are always so gorgeous and I would love to visit this place! Enjoy your weekend. Hugs, Anne

Judie said...

What a wonderful holiday you had, Gattina! Your photos, as always, are excellent!!!