Lifestyles in Provence
As a tour guide, I get to see people in their “lifestyles” as I go from one village to another. I consider this a perk to my job. Capturing simple life moments reminds me to enjoy my own simple moments. It is also one of the perks of travel; to see different lifetstyles. It opens up our senses, our awareness and, quite often, gives us inspiration when we go home to live the little things.
Whether it be a facial expression, a gesture, a look or even a bodily stance, there is a story behind the scene ready to be embraced. There is so much to see when travelling, other than the sites marked out in the guide books (or your private guide).
Take a little journey in Provence through a few of my own shots. This is my 2016/17 collection of “lifestyles” in Provence.
Visit a place and find that perfect place to sit.
Never forget to sit, to look, to talk, to embrace…
A popular wine bar in Banon with local Banon cheese and a wide selection of wines from the region.
Shopping at the evening farmer’s market in Cavaillon with Chef Prevot. A reminder to take the time to smell for freshness.
Get lost in the surroundings to see what you came to see…
Some walk, some sit; either way you can absorb the charm in Lourmarin.
Water, reflections, light and shadows – mesmerizing for the whole family.
You don’t always have to sit in a restaurant for lunch. Provence provides many fun backdrops for a light lunch.
Winter pleasures include finding the black diamond and then taking it back to the kitchen for a fresh shave on butter and cream
Pernes Les Fontaines has an annual book fair that delights young and old
Enjoy a drink along the Sorgue. “un sirop” is a popular drink for recharging your batteries
Eating Oysters and drinking Picpoul in Richerenches after the truffe market
My favorite spot to see the region is from St Jacques in Cavaillon. Here it’s early morning with a local walking her dog.
A winter sunset in Les Baux de Provence
Evening light in Aix brings out models and photographers
Hold on to your hat! The Mistral wind is a friend to the farmers, a foe to the tourist.
A farm visit always enlightens the soul
A favorite spot near L’Isle sur la Sorgue, referred to as La Partage des Eaux
Fun with hair at the market in L’Isle sur la Sorgue
a passerby during one of my fountain photoshoots in Aix
Mom and baby shoe shopping at the market in Forcalquier
High schoolers in Aix love coming here for lunch. With a choux sandwich & pastry shop just next door, this spot becomes a secret garden.
Even the French contemplate at the window from time to time…
One of the best lived lifestyles that you will always see in Provence – Pétanque
The kids are having fun serving homemade cakes at the bake sell.
Across from Avignon, on the island “La Barthelasse”, you can join the locals enjoying their run, lunch break or weekend stroll.
Tags: Aix-en-Provence, Banon, French lifestyle, L'Isle sur la Sorgue, Les Baux de Provence, Luberon, Photography, Provence, Travel Provence, truffle in provence, vaucluse