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It’s now the beginning of autumn in Provence. To-day, we are going for a walk to the north-west side of Mount Ventoux. In the background, you can see Entrechaux castle and its chapel, and in the foreground, the well decorated village’s western roundabout centre. We reach by a good path the ‘Salette’ calvary, on top of a small hill southwards the locality, and we enjoy this fine view of Entrechaux in its hilly scenery. A few hundred yards southwards stands this dry-stone hut called a ‘borie’. From the castle hill, the view stretches on the green country that October begins to kindle, as far as Mount Ventoux. When I saw for the first time the mountain’s north-west side, in 1989, it was love at first sight. The white tower is unsightly when you see it from the mountain’s summit, but from far away it fascinated me as if it were a huge and inaccessible stela erected to some god of the wind or the sun.
This winter photo (above) dates back to a few years. So I made up my mind to come and live there and I did it eight years later. It’s no use telling you I have never regretted it for a single second.
We are now at Crestet, a few km to the west. As its name suggests it, the old village stands on a ridge. You can see the steep western slope and the back of the locality and its castle.
Here is another view, with a little zooming.
On our way home, ‘Pré Fantasti’, in Caromb countryside, is a ruined old mansion. The remains have been strengthened and the original landscape around restored. Huberaime