Category Archives: Provence

The Camargue

We took the back roads to the Camargue, a flat, scarcely inhabited wetland with a huge natural preserve area, bordering the Mediterranean Sea. The Camargue is roughly southeast of Avignon.

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Chateauneuf-du-Papes and Orange

It’s Thursday and after a breakfast of scrambled eggs or omelet, toast, and coffee, we set out for Chateauneuf-du-Papes, one of the best known of the Cotes-du-Rhone wines.  Along the way we passed down several roads lined on both sides … Continue reading

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Pont du Gard and Nimes

It rained agin last night, but the morning was bright and clear under sunny skies! We headed off to Pont du Gard, the aqueduct built by the Romans to carry water to Uzes.  

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Les Gorges de Verdun

After breakfast, we headed across Provence to the Gorges du Verdun, or the Grand Canyon of Europe, one of the most spectacular natural phenomena of France. Mike, at the helm, did a great job navigating its mountainous path and its hairpin … Continue reading

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Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, Avignon, Wine-Tasting in Tavel

After a morning breakfast in our gite, we headed off down the hill, through the vineyards and olive groves toward L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue with Lou at the wheel.  On the way, just outside St Sifert we saw hunters and their dogs at … Continue reading

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From Nice to Uzes/St Siffret

After a quick bite at the local bakery, we loaded up the car – a feat in itself. We are six adults and six suitcases and our handbags/carry-ons – in addition to a seat not being used, but occupying premium … Continue reading

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Menton, Cap Ferrat, Villefranche-sur-mer

The wonderful thing about France is that there is always a bakery right down the street – no matter where you are. We started our day with coffee and croissants,

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The TGV From Paris to Nice

Connections in Philadelphia were short but our party of four, and more importantly, their bags arrived together. Lou and Sandy had arrived earlier, their connection was through Charlotte.The entire group arrived at Charles de Gaulle airport without incident and connected … Continue reading

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