Quilting Travels – Part 6 France…
Isle Sour Sorgue… Gordes… St Remy… Les Olivades… L’Occitaine…

We had a really enjoyable morning at the Sunday market in Isle Sour Sorgue. It was lovely browsing the stalls that lined the banks of the canal. Everything from fruit & veg, cheese, fruit paste, cured meat, fabric, crafts… and then we discovered the antique shops on the other side. I bought a bangle crafted from an old French silver dinner fork. I also found a nice piece of Victorian Indienne fabric. After today our ‘Quilting Travels’ should be renamed our ‘Quilting & Jewellery Travels’.

Quilting Travels - Sour Sorgue

We spent Sunday afternoon in the hilltop town of Gordes. Very picturesque… lovely views, cobble stoned lanes & interesting houses. Stumbled across a little gallery with beautiful semi precious stones & pearl jewellery being handcrafted by a local Frenchman, Elie. Who could resist!

Quilting Travels - Gourdes

Tuesday we had a bus trip to the L’Occitaine Factory, the essence of Provence… lavendar, honeysuckle, rosemary, sage & thyme. Lovely products but readily available in Australia, at similar prices. Stopped at St Remy for lunch. Then onto Les Olivades, added a little more French fabric to the stash. NO I didn’t buy the bag but judging from the expression I was seriously considering it.

Quilting travels - L'Occitane, L'Olivades

The quilting travels continue… Part 7