Posts Tagged “Mont Ventoux”

Climbing the Ventoux, one milestone at a time

Climbing the Ventoux, one milestone at a time

This post is brought to you by my other half, who regularly climbs the mountain like a walk in the park. The cyclists amongst you should appreciate….   Not sure where this all is, but here it is with the legend… Tough Tougher Toughest  

Our local heroes in Peloton Magazine, the full story…

Our local heroes in Peloton Magazine, the full story…

As mentioned in a previous post, one of the many ways Christophe has been up the Ventoux, is with a city bike. This time he was accompanied by Nick, his ever faithful friend-in-mischief. The challenge was to leave Marseille’s “Vieux port” with one of the town’s Velib, ride up North to Bedoin, up the Ventoux, then…

The Mont Ventoux trails

The Mont Ventoux trails

Yet another adventure up Provence’s giant, this time through one of it’s numerous trails

The Mont Ventoux’s local hero

The Mont Ventoux’s local hero

For many (including me), cycling up the Ventoux is just a crazy idea that wouldn’t normally come to one’s mind, For the growing number of passionate cyclists around the world, it has become a must. For others, like our local hero, it is just habitual. Rarely does the family drive up to document the exploit…

Lavender country

Lavender country

Sault is one of the 3 villages from which the cyclists start climbing the Mont Ventoux. Around Sault is where you will see the extravagantly purple lavender fields. It’s also worth stopping at one of the distilleries to see how the essential oil is produced, take the intoxicating aromas, and buy your stock of lavender…

Mont Ventoux by Bedoin

Mont Ventoux by Bedoin

The classic way, step by step, for aficionados   And the mandatory stop to the memory of Tom Simpson SaveSave

Nature and wildlife of Mont Ventoux

Nature and wildlife of Mont Ventoux

It is said that sitting at dawn on Mont Ventoux, ou can see all the way to the sea on a clear day. Some screen shots of a TV show about Mont Ventoux And some shots taken while climbing the Ventoux, with rather more domesticated animals, but showing that same ant-gravity stance!  

View Points

View Points

During the summer, outdoors become new living areas in their own right. This spot sports a view over the medieval town of Vaison, and the Dentelles de Montmirail hills: the perfect outdoor lounge. It is surrounded by lavenders and other aromatic meditearranean plants like rosemary, thyme and sauge View point café give another open view of…

Patio

Patio

Like in any farm, the patio is central to both in and outdoor areas. It gives access to the house and guest suite. It is also located off the kitchen and shaded by an ancient Acacia for summer lunches. During cooler seasons, it is protected from the winds and still receives plenty of sun as the…

Syrah

Syrah

The house sleeps 10 people in 5 suites. They are named after grape varieties of prestigious Chateau-Neuf-du-Pape wines. Three suites are located in the main house and have air-conditioned at night: Syrah is on the first floor. It has a king size bed (180 cm wide), en-suite shower, separated toilets, and access to it’s private terrace  

Slow living in Provence, fast cycling on Mont Ventoux…

Slow living in Provence, fast cycling on Mont Ventoux…

Time flows gently at La Baye des Anges. Life is centered on very simple needs like eating, sleeping, spending time with loved ones. It’s all about what we shall have for breakfast / aperitif / lunch / dinner, endless meals, lounging by the pool and various activities around the garden. Rarely do our guests leave…

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