This isn’t the Tour de France. It’s the Tourtour de France!


We decided to go on a bit of an explore again so we ventured to Tourtour. Well, we drove and Luke decided to get on his bike a few hours before us and meet us there. He did incredibly well to cycle all that way and uphill! Although we did get a text which hinted at increasing desperation as he tried to find out if we were going to be driving anywhere near him. Unfortunately for him, we had driven along a different road so he had to carry on pedalling. Once he arrived he got changed and we took him for a well-earned lunch. Well, he was almost changed, I had by accident forgotten his shoes so he did get quite a lot of bemused looks as he clip-clopped around the very quiet town. Whoops!

At 635 meters above sea level, Tourtour overlooks  a large part of Provence, from Fréjus and the Mediterranean in the east, all the way to the St Victoire in the west. Not only is it a gorgeous town filled with fantastic architecture but it is steeped in history. You can really imagine what it would have been like hundreds of years ago as, thankfully, it doesn’t look as much has changed and it has managed to retain its many charms. There was also the views from any part of the city that were breathtaking! We managed to have a lovely lunch of Crepes, shopped and watched a game of Boules (which is apparently got more to it than just throwing big balls at a little one). As the dark clouds rolled in over Tourtour we decided it was time to leave. After nipping into the shops for some bread, and watching the locals in a Tango festival, we got back just in time to sit back with a glass of wine and watch the incredible lightening show. Who needs a T.V?!

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