Local produce – food for thought

Posted: June 2, 2018

The supermarket in Le Beausset is great, a real treasure trove of wines, huge selection of vegetables, fish and breads. But, there is also a not-to-be-missed fruit and vegetable stall just opposite Carrefour, which has a fantastic selection of seasonal goods. At this time of year (end of September) we were thrilled to see a selection of mushrooms on offer. We bought three kinds of mushroom, chanterelle, pied de mouton and cepe, plus a huge bulbs of garlic, the tallest basil plant I have ever s...

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Take the Mont Faron Cable Car in Toulon

Posted: April 4, 2018

On a sunny yet cool afternoon it seemed the perfect fit to take the cable car in Toulon to the top of Mont Faron. After reading so much about it being a highlight for the town we thought we’d go and see what all the fuss was about. Directions to the cable car from the town are few. We decided to drive to the cable car station but you can also take a bus from the centre of town too. I wouldn’t attempt to walk there from the town unless you are very fit! The cable cars themselves are sma...

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A trip to the tropical (looking) island of Porqerolles

Posted: March 13, 2018

A Friday afternoon swimming in crystal clear sea, looking out at the nearby moored sailing boats is definitely something to write home about, that is if you can drag yourself out of the still warm water and back to the beach. With tiny fish swimming around my feet, white sandy beaches and an un-spoilt view I would never have believed we were just an hour away from La Daby and the surrounding vineyard region is it nestled in. Just a ten-minute ferry-ride from Hyeres, east of Toulon the isla...

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Wine tasting and tour at Moulin de la Roque

Posted: February 22, 2018

La Daby is based in the heart of Bandol’s vineyards. As you drive around the local area you’ll notice sign after sign for the various establishments. Just ten-minutes drive, on the road to Castellet is Moulin de la Roque winery, a favourite of ours. We were lucky enough to have a private tour of the winery and a tasting sessions with Tim the winery Manager. I enjoy wine, but know little of the wine making process, traditions and skill it takes to produce. Our guide Tim talked us throug...

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