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Hilary Nourse





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Both times we have visited Flayosc have been via the main road from Lorgues.  We have found the parking area just beyond the lavoir at the top of the town to be convenient. Wandering around the town is a delight.  Between the main square and the lavoir is a lovely fruit shop where we bought ingredients for a ratatouille and delicious late strawberries.  Leaving Flayosc we take the Route de Sauveclare, a winding, hilly back road and across two gullies which have boom gates in case of high rain fall.  One looked as if it hadn’t been used for some time.  One day we will stop at the tiny chapelle at Sauveclare.




There are two ways to visit Lorgues.  One is to visit the Maison du Tourisme and pick up guides on the old town [medieval walled citadel built by the Knights Templar] or wash houses & fountains.  In October when many wells in the outlying area had gone dry, most wells in the citadel had water – one, non-potable, gushing down the street




The other is to visit on market day. The market is enormous – down the long main street and into the next square.  Food is together at one end and down a side street.  The commune only charges 5€ for a table and refrigerated vans are able to plug into pop-up power sockets in the footpath.  After shopping we like to have lunch in one of the many cafes and watch the market pack up. The whole process is a well-oiled machine.