During my recent short trip with friends to the Luberon, it was planned that we stay in Fontvieille and stop nearby to have a picnic before going to the “Carrières de Lumières” multi-media show in Les Baux, featuring works by Klimt.
It sounded good to me, especially since they were bringing the food (read: I didn’t have to cook). My 14-old car was left at the hotel, bien sûr, as we all rode in style in my friends’ cars to a small, open area of a nearby forest.
As we approached the area, we noticed and pulled off the road and parked just before an ominous sign:
“Accès Interdit Tir des Mines – Danger” (Do not enter – land mines)
As we carefully set up our ‘table’ and the put out the delicious spread, I thought that this picnic would be a blast (figuratively speaking only). We ate, laughed, fought off a few ants that liked the food as well, and enjoyed comraderie in a setting of nature and calm (thankfully). Merci to our friends for a great day’s outing!
Les Baux de Provence: