It was a beautiful evening on the coast, but we would learn later that it was the calm before the storm. We journeyed 30 minutes South to check out the coastal town of Ste. Maxime.....explore a bit and have dinner. Here are a few photos.....
Then we come upon the truffle booth......can't get past without making a purchase. I bought a couple of jars of the truffle/mushroom spread that I will use on some blinis the next couple of weeks. We are having a great time discovering what we love best.....FOOD!
Time to move on to dinner. We head down the coast and this is where the Romans come in. You know they were everywhere here in the South of France. Julius Caesar came over from Italy (on the Aurelian Way) around 45-50 BC. Frejus was a big Roman enclave, but here, between Sainte Maxime and Frejus, is a small unique site. I guess you would say it was the first fish farm. Yes, way back then, the Romans had the idea to farm raise fish (a vivier).
Look very carefully in the center of the picture and you will see, underwater, the walls to contain the fish. They used the natural calanque on each side to construct the ponds between them. If you focus, you will see 2 connecting walls.
It is getting dark now so we turn our thoughts to dinner. Nous avons faim! A little further down, we stop at a restaurant on the water. Great setting....casual...and the food was exceptional.
Headed back home as raindrops started to fall. It was the night of the big storm. Made it into the garage as the deluge began! Perfect timing.