Mosset, perfume village

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Yet again a book showed me the way. Some weeks before I was going to drive to the south of France to begin this trip, I saw this book at the ramsj department (sorry, Rosemary) of a big book store in Rotterdam. Reading the back, the story intriged me. The book was `Life in a postcard. Escape to the French Pyrenees` by Rosemary Bailey. She describes her French adventure from getting in love with a small ruined medieval monastery, restoring (a part of) the building and its garden, and actually going to be part of the village community. This monastery, Le Corbiac, happened to be located only a few kilometers north of Prades near the village of Mosset. It was hard to find, I passed it although well visible from the road, but I still found it. Le Corbiac lies slightly from the road and although a sign clairly said NO TRESSPASSERS, I was so looking forward to see the house from nearby that I gave it go. Indeed the building had been partly well restored. No one home. Back at the Villa Lafabrègue Nick told me that Rosemare and her family had sold the place and had gone back to England. Quite disappointing...

In the book Rosemary gives a good description of the Mosset community. It´s a small old village with no real attractions., but was nominated with a label of Plus Beaux Villages de France. It was decided to do something with perfume, hence it reshaped a building, made some kind of museum and called it La Tour des Perfums.

polvandenwirre says:
Actually you won't find lavender fields around Mosset, but they made a small perfume museum...
Posted on: Jan 26, 2010
hayley_phoon says:
why is this called perfume village?
Posted on: Jan 26, 2010
hayley_phoon says:
very nice!
Posted on: Jan 26, 2010
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