On Friday we walked up to Saignon from the campsite. Saignon is famous for its rock, see above, a landmark visible from far away.
The GR 92 footpath is a well defined track leading up to Saignon from the road about 300 metres down from the campsite. We stopped at Saignon….carry on walking and you end up in Spain. The GR stands for Grande Randonée. (Big Walk?).
Saignon is a pretty village, dominated by the rock at its summit.
You can climb to the top of the rock.
This guy was impressing his girlfriend with lunch on the top of the rock….we saw them later, cruising through the village in his Porsche Boxster.
The rock is surrounded by old stonework, much of it covered in flowers.
We stopped for lunch at Le Petit Café, owned by Andrew, a charming ex-pat, originally from Birmingham. Apparently business gets a little slow in the Winter so he moves down to the Carribbean then to do a bit of gourmet cookery. Not a bad life.
I had a mixed salad with goats cheese, Nia had a salmon and dill salad, washed down with a pichet of vin blanc. It was absolutely delicious and very reasonable….we can recommend the restaurant wholeheartedly to any visitors to Saignon. We also chatted to the lovely waitress, from the States. Her Father had been bought up in Ithaca; its a small world.