From Gordes, I drove down this windy, narrow road with a concrete wall on one side and a steep cliff wall on the other. To this day, I don't know if it was a one- or two-way road, but I am very thankful that I didn't meet any cars going the other direction from there. It would have meant some pretty hair-raising reversing!
The destination was the Abbaye de Senanque. It's quite famous on pinterest and Instagram, as its very photogenic. It was also full of people taking photos with the lavender - posing with it, sitting on the abbey walls, twirling around, taking selfies, etc. I was just trying to avoid all the bees! It smelled divine though, so nice. I took my photos and then left.
Next stop was lunch at the village of Roussillon. If you've been following my blog, you'll know that I'd already been to Roussillon..... except it was the wrong one, another town with the same name! This one was definitely the one I meant when I planned my trip.
The parking was about a kilometre away from the village, and oh it was a hot walk there. I almost felt like I was back home in Australia - the sun was beating down, the cicadas were singing, there was red and orange sand everywhere. But unlike Australia, the French had made the most of their brightly coloured sand, and all the buildings were rendered in lovely red and orange hues. I stopped for lunch, treating myself to a glass of wine, entrecote with a creamy sauce, and a creme brulee.