French conversation with our niece Elise

Posted by on Aug 10, 2012 in The South of France | 0 comments

French conversation with our niece Elise

Our niece, Elise, is a linguist who teaches French to foreigners.  She lives with her fiancé, Sébastien, on his family winery nestled in the rolling hills of the St. Tropez peninsula.

Elise guides us on a seaside walk, followed by a lovely lunch and French conversation.  Lunch is composed of Sébastien’s grandmother’s recipe of anchoïade (thick anchovy vinaigrette served with a platter of crudités), quiche lorraine, baguette and cheese plate, fresh fruit tarts and the famous tarte Tropézienne.  Sébastien joins us for a presentation of his AOC Côtes de Provence wines along with a tasting.

plage_ramatuelle_medA seaside walk around the St. Tropez peninsula en route to the beach side vineyards

tourraque_plage_medBeach entrance to the Domaine de la Tourraque

cours_de_langue_medFrench language course with linquist Elise

Sebastien_wine_course_THWine presentation and tasting with producer Sebastien

An idyllic day with locals in a picturesque lieu.

Photos by Sallye Hof.