The hike to reach this overlook point worked off one chicken ceasar salad

We had our lunch on June 10th in the charming hillside town of Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, or simply Moustiers, (Mostiers Santa Maria in Occitan) is a commune in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department in southeastern France, a part of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region. As we approached, we stopped to take photos from the fields below. But, the real photos are from the rugged path leading up to the chapel high above the village. That path is not for the faint of heart. Jim did it about half the way and it was utterly exhausting.

The waterfall coursing through the center of the village

Moustiers lies at the western entrance to the Gorges du Verdon. The village has been a center of the pottery trade, especially faïence, for centuries.

The village clings a hundred or so meters up the side of a limestone cliff. A spring flows out of the cliff, creating a waterfall directly out of the center of town.

We were surprised to see our waitress collect water from this fountain for our lunch. It was perfect.

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