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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