Quite unexpectedly we ended up in the South of France this week. In Valbonne to be exact. Valbonne means “The good valley” and it does its name justice. The history of this village dates back to the Romans. It is said that Roman military camps were the basis for the grid-like design of the streets. And this grid is quite easy to see when you walk around the village.
Like in any other village, the square is where the action is. Today was market day and little stalls filled with local olive oil, lavender, almonds, wooden crafts and jewelry were build up between the overloaded terraces. Yes, it’s January in a winter that was predicted to be the coldest ever, but we were sitting outside in our sweaters eating home made pasta with truffle and asperges and a very nice tarte-tartin for desert. If you ever plan to visit we know this cute little place where you can stay, but more about that tomorrow.