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Driving The Jabron Valley

This route along the D946 winds through tiny hamlets, past grazing animals and fields of seasonal crops. At the bookends of the valley, are the town of Sisteron, which has been populated for over 4000 years, and the iconic Mont Ventoux. The source of the Jabron River is the Col de Pigière at 968 meters.
 Provence, France

Time out in southern France

It was time to dust off my rusty French and take a hiatus from life in Canada. With my husband and our 10-year old black Labrador, I now live within the magical grasp of the Alpilles in Provence, in southern France. Initially, we planned to stay six months; it was not long before I arm-twisted both of them to stay for a year, or longer...