In May 2003, the label Jardin Remarquable was created in order to celebrate the magnificent gardens of France… One of the Provencal gardens is at the Chateau Val Joanis vineyard just outside Pertuis in the Luberon. The property met all of the requirements in 2005 and was voted ‘French Garden of the Year’ in 2008.
On our last round of trans-Atlantic flights, I began to think about when I begin to feel like I have left one country and arrived in the other. Is it when the cabin door closes … Is it when the customs agent greets you … Is it when you see the French newspapers? I guess for everyone it is a bit different.