Expo Cycles Bédoin Ventoux

Tour de France yellow bike

On Sunday we went to visit Expo Cycles Bédoin Ventoux – the shonky (in the best sense of the word) private bicycle and cycling memorabilia collection of Lino Lazzerini, a man whose boyhood dream of being a professional cyclist transformed into a 50 year passion for all things velo, making him a well known and much liked figure in the area.

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Sault Market Mini Post

Patchwork fields on the road to Sault

Today was market day in Sault and the glorious Summer weather (34 degrees and climbing) seemed like reason enough to brave the hoards of cyclists, tourists and locals to see what I could find.

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LUMA Arles

LUMA Arles, Parc des Ateliers

On Monday I visited LUMA Arles, the latest arm of The LUMA Foundation whose aims (according to their website) are ‘to support the activities of independent artists and pioneers, as well as institutions working in the fields of art and photography, publishing, documentary and multimedia.’

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Picasso, MuCEM, Marseille

MuCem, Marseille

Marseille is a glorious city. I’m sure for some the lack of must-see monuments, museums, hotels and restaurants would be off putting but for me, a multi-cultured modernist metropolis by the sea, with a seemingly constant supply of sunshine is enough.

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Soho Farmhouse Design Appreciation

Soho Farmhouse Deli

You know its going to be a good party when your friend chooses Soho House as her wedding venue. Day 2 of our May mini break saw us heading to Soho Farmhouse in the Oxfordshire countryside. I know that the south of France could be considered a pretty foodie place to live, but honestly my local epiciere has nothing on the SFH deli …in content or looks.

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