Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Welcome to the Fête de L’Olivier in Ollioules

We arrived at the last day of the Feast of the Olive Tree in Ollioules in Provence, southern France. The occasion was our visit to Claudie and Pierre. They wanted to see Anna, as she was working when they did visit Norway during the OsloBG in August. We did not think twice – and went down south during Anna’s Autumn Vacation.
Enjoy the Olive Tree Festival – click to enlarge
More than Olives to buy and see
At the end we were served French Wines by immigrants from Sibiria;). And bought some bottles of excellent Bandol Wines.
I think we will be back next year, first weekend of October for the 2011 Fête de L’Olivier. You should come as well;)

More to come from our visit to our wonderful friends, Claudie and Pierre……

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Blogger Sandee said...

Glad you and Anna had a terrific time. Thanks for sharing your vacation.

Have a terrific day. Big hug to you both. :)

October 13, 2010 7:00 pm  
Blogger Fleur de Lisa said...

What beautiful photos! I am so glad you and Anna had a lovely visit.

Provence is very much on my list of places to visit.

Hugs to you and Anna. :-)

October 13, 2010 7:55 pm  
Anonymous claudie said...

You captured the essence of this great event!!! Such a good time we had here! Imagine we just arrived at the end and it was still a such animation everywhere! Yesterday nicht I was with our siberian friends at theater! So funny it was on the stage! I don't tell you!
The daughter of Svetlana will fly to Turkei next week! I should go and help the mother at the ceiling wine!!! Hi hi!

October 13, 2010 11:12 pm  
Blogger Stratoz said...

what a wonderful adventure

October 13, 2010 11:53 pm  
Anonymous Lifecruiser Travel Blog said...

Considering I'm the biggest olive lover EVER, it's a death sin that I was not there! *screaming loud*

I'm glad you were though - and reporting back to me - thank u my dear friends :-)


October 14, 2010 12:32 am  
Blogger Rimkogeren said...

Tak for din kommentar, og selvfølgelig har du ret - reservedunk.

PS Ønsk din mor forsinket tillykke fra mig.

October 14, 2010 8:47 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It looks like a lot of fun:) Ingelin

October 14, 2010 9:43 pm  
Blogger Shionge said...

Once I thought i couldn't eat olive on its own but I was wrong...I do like it :D

Thanks for the wonderful culture sharing :D

October 15, 2010 12:23 pm  
Anonymous DianeCA said...

How lucky to come at the time of this local festival. I know what a charming small town this is and how they put everything into such an event. The olives and the food look just heavenly! I am glad you all had a great time!

October 15, 2010 10:48 pm  
Anonymous RennyBA's Terella said...

I envy you - what more can I say, when I love olive and so much have wanted to join you!

Thanks for sharing anyway :-)

October 15, 2010 11:04 pm  
Blogger OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

This looks SCRUMPTIOUS! So many goodies to eat and dribk and wear, too...! I can understand you wanting to go back next year....!
Thanks for sharing this exciting special event, Tor.

October 17, 2010 12:32 am  
Blogger Lelé Batita said...

I love olives too. In Portugal ther are lots of olive trees as well. Portuguese people preserves them in many diferent ways, with garlic, salt, laurel, oregano, etc.

I'm sure you had a great time in France with such nice friends as Claudie and Pierre. Thanks for sharing those moments.

October 17, 2010 6:41 pm  
Blogger Expat Traveler said...

The festival looks amazing! And I'd go in a heartbeat for sure!!!

Although your trip to France is more comparable to our trip to California during that same time. Now time for me to hurry up and get something posted (been up island all weekend)..

Lovely photos! And I LOVE OLIVES!

October 18, 2010 1:48 am  
Blogger Ginnie said...

I'm on school vacation this week, Tor, and THIS is the time of the year to do something Astrid and I are now in Atlanta. This weekend we will be at a cabin in the North Georgia mountains with my kids and g'son. I love it. This is what Life is all and friends.

October 19, 2010 4:42 pm  
Blogger Vilt og vakkert said...

Dere hadde tydeligvis en flott høstferieuke dere også. Deilig å nyte noen dager i sola på sørlige breddegrader og en annerledes kultur.

October 21, 2010 11:07 pm  

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