One of our greatest joys in Provence is to follow "le route du petit ecolier"... or the "way of the little schoolboy" who cannot walk home in a straight line! Instead we take to the little car, map in hand, and set out to see what we might see with no particular destination in mind, and start wandering ourselves.
This time we headed up the Luberon Mountains in the Vaucluse and climbed our way up to the small, very quiet village of Murs (so tiny there is little even on wiki about Murs!). Here we saw the stark beauty of stone buildings against fields of green, and a XV C. castle which was closed to visitors. We were there on a misty early morning in spring, and found ourselves virtually alone in the village... not another soul in sight!
It was an altogether peaceful little wander that morning... restorative and very easy on the eyes! Come with us!
|beautifully stark, this plain arched and whitewashed stable door caught my eye|
|stone buildings in the village include the mayors office,|
the dark blue shuttered "town houses" and the light blue
shuttered restored XV C. castle
|a shrine to the Blessed Virgin welcomes travelers|
to the entrance of the village of Murs in Provence
|oh, the difficulty of deciding just which|
road to take!
|an ancient "borie" also greets visitors|
to the village of Murs.. these structures
dot the landscape all over Provence and
once sheltered sheep herders
|stunning curved and tiled ancient old roofs of the|
homes in Murs, Provence
|one of the grander doorways in the village, this|
one has an awning covering the opening
|it was not easy to find "un cafe et une croissant" in this little village|
but we managed
|we stopped in the nearby church to see the|
rustic polychrome interior, the statues of
the saints, and the crumbling walls
with ancient decorations
thanks for visiting!... Kit