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Welcome to the new, and improved version of Heaven in Belgium. I am Jientje. "Jientje", like the boys name Gene, followed by "chu"? "Gene-chu", that's how you pronounce my name. Yes!!!!That's it!! So now you know huh? I am an addicted blogger. I was born and raised and am still living in Belgium. Yeah, the "this-is- Tuesday-so-this-must-be-Brussels" kind of Belgium .. There, you see? Maybe you couldn't find it on the map, but at least I'm trying to change that a little by sharing lots of pictures. I really love to cook and create new things, like this blog for instance. I am a mother, not a grandmother,I don't know if I'll ever be, but I'll let you know in due time! Oh and um ... I am a wife too! They say I'm a traveler, and a photographer. Well that's just what they say, I love to make pictures, but I am far from professional ... If my English is not perfect, that would be because it's my second language. I do hope you'll forgive me any possible misspellings or strange vocabulary ... Now, as a result of all of the above, I get way too little sleep and my days are always much too short!

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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

The Streets of Joucas.

 

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We drove past Gordes on the way to Joucas, and I just had to get one more picture of this very lovely perched village.

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Joucas is a terraced village which is largely overlooked by tourists, unlike the other villages in the Luberon. It is situated on a hill opposite the ochre of Roussilon
and only six kilometers away from the city of Gordes which is much better known by tourists. 

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Let’s climb the tiny step-streets all the way up to the top of Joucas and let me lead you through this little hidden treasure? Follow me, I promise, it’s worth it!

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Look at that view? Breathtaking isn’t it?
I told you it was worth it?

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15 comments:

Francisca said...

Well, isn't this lovely! Double fun! I know this area SO well! My parents lived in this area until last year so I visited often. It's one of my favorite places in France. AMD, although I don't specify it in my "where is home" page, I was born in Brussels. Glad I dropped by to find this wonderful post, Jientje!

Mar said...

What a lovely and delightful outing!! beautiful place and road. Best of all: my knees didn't hurt! (they did when I read "terraced", lol

Rebecca said...

Yes, very worth it! Looks like a wonderful place to visit with a camera. Delightful is right.

Mildred said...

My husband and I are mesmerized by this lovely village and the sweeping views. Thanks so much for sharing such beauty.

jabblog said...

Well worth the effort to travel through such a pretty village and then be rewarded by such a superb view.

Loree said...

Absolutely stunning. It's reminding me a bit of Tuscany. I do so love quaint little villages off the beaten track.

2Thinks said...

You see the most beautiful places. How do you do that? Traveling, traveling, always traveling?

Wonderful place!

Carletta said...

Hi Jientje,
First of all let me say it's nice seeing you posting again. :)
Loved the 'tour' - romantic little scenes.

Wanda..... said...

Beautiful views from the village, but I was also impressed with the terraced streets, so clean and well kept.

Colleen said...

Now that you are up and blogging, I'm off on vacation! But I found a moment to scroll through and see what I've been missing. Those cobblestone steps are wonderful. So enchanting! And the cherries are AMAZING!!

penghuni60 said...

AMAZING!!
I think I want to go there

a visit from distant places

James said...

This looks like an amazing place! I'm still making plans for my Belgium and Northern France trip but I've been thinking about finding places like this for a future trip. I love these pictures!

EG Wow said...

This is the kind of place I'd love to roam with my camera! Very lovely.

Jacki said...

Exactly the kind of place I love touring....beautiful, breathtaking, and no tourists! :-)

jeannette said...

Cobblestone village LOL very picturesgue, but I'm glad I'm not on my bike roaming around!

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