The 20-minute voyage showed me charming and very picturesque pastel painted canal-side homes which, I was told, cost about 600,000 Euro. Docked in front of each home is a vessel of some kind, ranging from sleek sailing vessels to big, big yachts. One of the big ones, I was told, belongs to a French supermarket tycoon.
Next stop on my tour was the medieval village of Grimaud, way up in the mountains. Though there’s not much here that caters to tourists, I found a stunning art gallery that feature splendid wood carvings made by sculptor Jurgen Lingl-Rebetz with a chainsaw. Guarding the door to the gallery was a black dog made of rubber tires. Now I know that the French love their dogs, but this guy was priced at 5,000 Euro!