The Mistral Wind of Provence
Provence claims thirty-two different winds, but the mistral, that strong, cold wind that roars down the Rhone Valley from Lyon to Marseille, is master of them all. The very name “mistral” means masterly in the Provençal language, and according to local expressions, it can blow the tail off a donkey, or the horns off a bull…. …Continue reading here for Margo’s in-depth post on this wind that is said to drive you crazy, and certainly will blow the hat off your head. Loved and cursed the mistral wind is one of many in the region.