Hi Susan- we are at JFK, waiting for our last flight home from Caussi and Barcelona and I wanted to tell you what a wonderful week we had at your charming and cozy home in Caussi. It was a perfect time with lots of wine, good food, most of which we prepared ourselves, incredible views, many of which Sam painted, trips to Roquebrun, Fos, Pezenas, Bedarieux, a great hike up Mt. Caroux, and much more.
We spent all day Saturday in Pezenas and appreciated the extra day at your house which allowed us to enjoy the day there at the market. Then, yesterday, we left for Collioure, which was awe-inspiring both in its magnificent coastline and castles, and the fact that we were seeing the same views that Matisse, Picasso and others painted.
We loved Barcelona as well, and with our trip to Caussi, it was the perfect combination of yin and yang.
I wanted to mention the restaurant , O Bontemps, that we really loved in Magalas. It was very contemporary French, in an attractive, minimalist, modern room. The food was lovely, the owner spoke English, but what made it really work for us was that he was willing and able to accommodate my husband's dietary issues, and we both enjoyed a wonderful meal.
So, again, thank you for sharing your fairy tale village with us. It was a vacation we will always remember.
All the best,
Bonnie and Sam (Oct 2011)