Bonjour from sunny Provence, where it’s as beautiful as always but much warmer than I had expected for early October. The last couple of days have been gorgeous and sunny but with perfect cool nights — sleeping with the windows open kind of weather, my most favorite kind!
First stop after flying into Marseille and renting a car is Saint Zacharie, a small village of about 5,000 people. I’m visiting with my friend Corey (one of my hosts from The French Muse and she also writes the blog Tongue in Cheek) and staying for a few days in the Tiny House that belongs to her neighbor (more on the Tiny House later). Corey is an American from California who married French Husband Yann and they’ve lived in Provence for over 25 years. She is a master at the brocante and in renovating and decorating old French village houses and apartments. Corey is one of those people who when you finally meet her you feel as if you’ve been friends for years and years. Her hospitality is boundless.
There are 16 fountains throughout tiny Saint Zacharie, all fed by the river Huveaune. None of them, however, are flowing right now due to the dry weather and long drought of summer and the river is dry. They are still beautiful but it’s so sad to see them at a standstill.
Saint Zacharie is a quiet, lively, friendly, beautiful and special place where friends live. Come visit. They have great pizza.