Roadside texting at Peyrolles-en-Provence

Tarte Citron at Gréoux-les-Bains

Valensole plateau

Spring weather returns to Provence so a dream ride through four départements, Bouches du Rhône (13), Alpes-de-Haute-Provence (04), Var (83) and Vaucluse (84). Warm enough to play and no sign of the strong winds that had been forecast. Checking in en route with Lionél in Peyrolles-en-Provence, who looks after my bike, and very happy to find the convenient boulangerie in Gréoux-les-Bains has reopened with a new boulanger and staff. That’s a Tarte Citron I’m enjoying in my photo. Then up the twisty road to the Valensole plateau for a ride through the fields of lavender with distracting views of the snowy Alps above Allos and Barcelonette.

Unlike yesterday’s: Marseille snow