Tourettes sur Loup






Lavender in Provence


14th of July



Oui, c’est Paris!

A view of Paris.

A view of Paris.

There’s nothing more romantic than going to Paris. By yourself. With a rubber duck.

Baux de Provence

Les Baux-de-Provence is a commune in the Bouches-du-Rhône department in southern France, in the province of Provence. It has a spectacular position in the Alpilles mountains, set atop a rocky outcrop crowned with a ruined castle overlooking the plains to the south. Its names refers to its site — in Provençal, a baou is a rocky spur.

Alpilles vineyards

The Chaîne des Alpilles is a small range of mountains in Provence, southern France, located about 20 km (12 mi) south of Avignon.

The range is an extension of the much larger Luberon range. Although it is not high – some 387 m (1,270 ft) at its highest point – the Alpilles range stands out disproportionately, as it rises apparently sheer from the plain of the Rhône valley. The range is about 25 km long by about 8 to 10 km wide, running in an east-west direction between the Rhône and Durance rivers.

The landscape of the Alpilles is one of arid limestone peaks separated by dry valleys.


Eygalières is a commune in the Bouches-du-Rhône department in southern France.


On a trip to Europe in 2008, my son was a guest of Veuve Clicquot in Reims and myself, my daughter and her husband were invited as well. This photo was taken in the private tasting room at Veuve Clicquot while we were having a guided tasting. Were they the first ducks to be in that room? I think they might have been, except for maybe a cooked variety served as canapes.


Cheryl Galpin has travelled with the ducks to Paris: I live in Darwin, Australia. In June 2008 I travelled to Europe to holiday with my children and took two of my ducks with me. First stop was Paris. What is Paris famous for? The Eiffel Tower and pastries. Who could resist? Li’l Duck (the yellow one) is at least 50 years old and has travelled around Australia with his previous owner. Another story.

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