Colin, Penny, Max and I walked up the half mile or so to the village to visit the Boulangerie first thing. Baguette, croissant and tartelette aux poires. No danger of starvation in France.
There is a footpath up to the 12th century church at the top of the village.
After breakfast we cycled up to the Observatory, past fields of poppies.
The observatory wasn’t open to visitors until Wednesday so we cycled back to Mavis, picked up the dogs and set off up the hill towards Banon.
Banon is famous for its goats cheese, served wrapped in a chestnut leaf. If you taste it in May , apparently, at the time of the annual cheese festival, you will never want to leave. However Banon was about 20km, with a few hills en route, it was a hot day and we didn’t quite get there. We ended up on this deserted provencal lane.
There are good views to the observatory, and the Alps beyond.
We returned for a late lunch..bread and cheese washed down with Mont Blanc beer…
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