France. Foreign Legion
At Puyloubier, in southern France, at the foot of Sainte-Victoire mountain (the one immotalized in many paintings by Cezanne) there is a place where the veterans of the Foreign Legion retire to spend their rest among vineyards and craft activities. In Captaine Danjou’s estate (this is the name of the hosting structure for the ex-combatants) the 120 guests, elderly or sick, produce wine, olive oil, restore old books and are engaged in processing of ceramics. Wine is the peak product of the estate. From 120 hectars of vineyard come 300.000 bottles of “Cote de Provence”. Every year, on april 30th, the veterans parade with all other Legionnaires at the ceremony commemorating the battle of Camerone, the mother of all battles.