|Elvis still rocks in Provence!|
From Vaison la Romaine we took the Route de Nyons, past the town of Nyons along the two lane D94 - a road that runs along the valley floor beside the Eygues River, up into the rocky terrain of the Baronnies where olives grow so well and and rock climbers find no end of new adventures.
|A drive on the D94 beside the River Euyges in the rocky Baronnies|
|The ship shaped rock with a cross at its bow - St May looks out across the valley of the River Euyges|
|Along the road, the Cafe Rocher - turn left here, cross the bridge and climb|
the hill to get to St May
|The rustic church occupies a central place in the perched village of St May|
|One of a few streets in St May with the backdrop of a towering rock so typical of this area|
|Many of the houses in this village are accessed from "streets of steps" |
that lead to the "bow" of this ship shaped hill
|Climbing... and more steps through the arch ...|
|Still climbing .. but look down the steps that branch off to the left... |
and there's the door to a house
|.... and another down its own branch of steps|
|More climbing until ....|
|you are at the gates ...|
|Inside the gates and it's Nov 1st - All Saint's Day|
|Looking down on the rooftops of St May from the Cross|
|Back at the Cafe Rocher - lunchtime!|
|Annex to the Cafe - across the road provides seating for guests during the|
busy summer season
That was a very pleasant although totally unexpected "find" way out in the hills of Provence - the little village was such a treasure - almost like it had been untouched by time. The Cafe was fun - the Host and Hostess very welcoming and friendly and they served us a simple but very delicious lunch.
I guess there's more than one meaning to the name "Cafe Rocher"! If you find yourself out on the D94 near the area, I would definitely recommend a stop at the the Cafe that rocks!