Provence, France

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6 Months Working in Provence

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Provence Map Website

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At the start of May me and Steph started working for a travel company called Headwater that sells top of the range cycling and walking holidays


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We picked up the work van in Geneva and drove down to our new apartment set in a cherry orchard next to the town of Venasque where we were welcomed by scorpions and snakes.

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Our first day of customer arrivals

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The view from our Gite

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I Cycled the walking routes

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A visitor to our Gite

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Our first task was to get to know the area so we visited the countless quaint little villages, enjoying the beautiful vinyard-ridden scenery. We met all the hoteliers, tested the bikes, checked the walking routes and got ready for the start of the season. Our day-to-day tasks involved picking clients up from the train station and moving their luggage, so nothing too taxing and the majority of the customers were really lovely people, generally well cultured and traveled.

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The town of Gorges

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There was some amazing scenery

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We had endless supplies of cherries

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A beautiful tree

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UFOs disguised as clouds

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The 6 months went by without any problems and we enjoyed living in France, getting to experience a different side to when you just visit.

The colours of the flowers really stood out for me, we had every colour in the rainbow represented at some stage in the season and the locally grown food was delicious.

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Reds…

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…yellows…

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…purples and more

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I had my French Corn Flakes on my birthday when me and a friend cycled into the mountains – Below is a little video we made

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A video I made as I was starting to learn to make films

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At the end of the season we drove the Van down to Umbria in Central Italy to experience a Headwater holiday for ourselves. We set off a little early so we could stop off en-route at Pisa and Florence, this did mean Steph had to sleep in the van for a night but on the cycle route we were treated to first class hotels and cuisine which made up for it. We saw some lovely scenery, ate lovely food, met lovely people, a typical experience in Italy from my experiences. Then it was back to the U.K to see family before I went to Malta then the Middle East.

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For More Details

My Travel Blog Link

For more details of this trip with bigger photos

6 Months in Provence

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Corn Flakes Films Slider - Take 4

Take a look at some of the other films i’ve made in more recent years

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