The owners of Les Glycines
Hanggliding and nature
In the beginning of the nineties Remko got to know the Haute Provence area by his passion for hanggliding.
Sheila, not a hangglider, discovered that the region was offering other things: very good weather, a spectacular nature and some peace and quiet, far away from the busy city of Amsterdam.
We started making plans to move to Provence!
Les Glycines - the house with the wysteria
Expanding the family
We do not have any childres, but in 2010 we expanded our family with dachshund Pelican ( also called Peel, sounds as “Pale” ).
In 2015 dachshund Cygne ( Sientje, sounds as “Seenche” ) joined us. Great little dogs. Most people consider them as something else than a dog, however, Peel and Sien consider themselves as huge and they behave accordingly.
Les Glycines - the kitchen
Already in the Netherlands Remko had started cooking a lot for friends and family. We loved – and still love – good food and half way the eighties, in Amsterdam, we thougt it wasn’t easy to find some decent restaurants with a good price-quality balance. And, very important, for Remko cooking had always been a way to relax after work. Here, in the South of France he has continued his hobby. A couple of times per week our guests can enjoy his Provencal and Mediterranean dishes served in the evening during the Plat du Jour.
Of course a big house and garden always keeps you busy, nevertheless, we still enjoy very much the climate here, the surroundings, the French “joie de vivre”.
In early spring, end of autumn and during winter time we have time to make some beautiful trips in the Alpes de Haute Provence, always discovering new roads and places.