Saignon

Saignon

Saignon

On Friday we walked up to Saignon from the campsite. Saignon is famous for its rock, see above, a landmark visible from far away.

GR 92

GR 92

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?).

View from the Path

View from the Path

Chat dans Fenetre

Chat dans Fenetre

Saignon is a pretty village, dominated by the rock at its summit.

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Chapelle

Chapelle

The Rock

The Rock

You can climb to the top of the rock.

Lunch on the Rock

Lunch on 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.

Coming down from the Rock

Coming down from the Rock

Resting

Resting

Walking through the Village

Walking through the Village

From the fortifications around the rock.

From the fortifications around the rock.

The rock is surrounded by old stonework, much of it covered in flowers.

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Looking over the Luberon from the Village.

Looking over the Luberon from the Village.

Guard Duty

Guard Duty

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Le petit Café

Le petit Café

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.

Andrew

Andrew

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.

Old Cars. Old Buildings.

Old Cars. Old Buildings.

The Footpath

The Footpath

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Rambling about Europe with the Kray Twins (Colin and Penny).

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