Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Provencal thermal springs

Montbrun les bains
A couple of images of Montbrun les Bains, a small Provençal village located to the north east of Mont Ventoux. When I was there on the weekend before last, almond trees were bursting with milky pink blossoms. With its narrow streets, old church and ruined castle, Montbrun les bains is classified as one of France's most beautiful villages. As the name suggests (les bains means "the baths"), the village also boasts thermal springs where a beautiful recently upgraded complex offer a warm pool, spa baths and steam room (hammam) as well as a variety of health and fitness treatments. I must say that spending the afternoon in hot water while enjoying views such as this made for a very enjoyable Sunday; I hope to go back soon.

Quelques images de Montbrun les bains, petit village provençal situé au nord-est du Mont Ventoux. Quand j'y suis allée le week-end dernier, les amandiers explosaient de fleurs d'un rose laiteux. Avec ses ruelles en pente, sa vieille église et son chateau en ruine, Montbrun les bains fait partie des plus beaux villages de France. C'est aussi une station thermale en plein essor. Un complexe tout récent permet de profiter d'une piscine chaude, de jacuzzis en plein air et d'un hammam ainsi que de nombreux soins de remise en forme. Je dois dire que passer l'après-midi à barboter dans l'eau chaude avec un panorama aussi somptueux sous les yeux donne bien envie d'y retourner bientôt. Lien vers l'office du tourisme de Montbrun les bains.

13 comments:

Nathalie said...

I went there with my mother and sister and it was a wonderful girl thing to do. We all had a great time.

Thérèse said...

J'aime énormément cette première photo qui a un charme fou. On passe d'une texture à l'autre et on se sent bien probablemtent comme dans un des jacuzzis de Montbrun...

NYC In Photographs said...

Lovely shots! Nice to see the trees finally blossoming.

Davine said...

Oh I do love thermal springs. I visited a few while traveling through the outback in Australia. These shots are so beautiful - you have a wonderful eye.

Lane said...

I so love your work!! I love Avignon and hope to live there some day!

crederae said...

Chère Nathalie, quelle explosion de douceur pour toi et ta mère et sœur.

C'est la crème des arbres et la crème des œufs.

Olivier said...

magnifique le printemps dans toute sa splendeur et j'aime bien l'angle sur la 1ere photo

claude said...

Je devrais bien y aller pour les vieilles douleurs et en plus je pourrais faire une belle visite.
Quel coin charmant !

pierre said...

Un p'tit coin de paradis
les oiseaux en rêvent
et toi tu t'y poses.

Flo ♪ said...

Superbe ces photos bravo

Lucka said...

This shots are beautiful again. Really spring mood!

Ténèbres à la lumière... said...

Bonjour! Nathalie,

Nathalie said,"A couple of images of Montbrun les Bains, a small Provençal village located to the north east of Mont Ventoux. When I was there on the weekend before last, almond trees were bursting with milky pink blossoms. With its narrow streets, old church and ruined castle, Montbrun les bains is classified as one of France's most beautiful villages.

I have to second your notion...this a very beautiful region and I think the photograph of the ruined castle is most...intriguing.


Nathalie said,"I hope to go back soon."

I truly understand why you hope to go back (from your photographs, I can almost smell the fresh air)...soon.

Merci,
DeeDee ;-D

jb said...

Isn't that the village with the excellent little restaurant in what used to be a garage?

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