11 December 2008

A wander through Roquebrune village - Provençal Rose


A shade of pink typical of this region - they call it Provençal Rose. Three village houses - all different yet creating an interesting group.

It's worth mentioning that there is no access for cars in the village - the streets are far too narrow. The parking area is below, so everything - everything - has to be lugged up the hill and then walked through the village, up steps, down slopes, to home. And then there is often a staircase to negotiate - see the house on the right.

...no wonder the old people live so long.

19 comments:

  1. In the end, all of this walking probably keeps the locals healthier than anything else. They must have big, strong leg muscles.

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  2. And I suppose the last thing they need to worry about is flooding. It would take at least a year of fitness training in preparation, for me to get the best from a visit there.

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  3. c'est magnifique, cela me fait penser au village dans le lot : collonges la rouge, toute la ville en rouge, ici toute la ville en rose. j'aime bien la vierge au dessus du passage

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  4. What a beautiful village. Every photo of yours present a unique beauty

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  5. A very healthy lifestyle indeed.

    I love the soft "rose provençal"

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  6. That sounds wonderful. No cars. And it sure looks like a beautiful village.

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  7. So beautiful these houses are, each unique. Interesting about no cars. Great exercise!

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  8. Wow, what a lovely village. No cars sounds wonderful, but the lugging - not so much. But I bet life is not as hectic.
    Thanks for your visit and comment on my blog. :)

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  9. oh dear, quaintness has its price yet keeping in shape is not a bad thing!!

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  10. Gorgeous soft pink color. Each house different but lovely in their own way. I love this place but I'm tired just thinking about it!
    V

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  11. superbe ces maison des couleurs rayonnantes

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  12. I had the same thought, as you expressed in your last sentence, before I read it ... Love the blue insert and statue above the door on the right.

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  13. I'm sure they don't sit around watching TV and snacking on salty, fatty chips/crisps either.

    Thanks for telling us about the distinctive color, Provencal Rose.

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  14. What a place to wake to every morning. I think that's why they live so long -- the desire to see this again the next day.

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  15. Take me there now. It's all I envisage my retirement to be.

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  16. This is not the village for me..

    I just love that colour though..

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  17. No need for expensive gym fees! Beautiful colour.

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