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Farewell Provence, Hello Paris!
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Farewell Provence, Hello Paris!

Our time in Provence has come to an end. We saw lot of the area and did so without running ourselves completely ragged. The past couple days saw us in Les Baux de Provence and Avignon again. We tried to keep the driving to a minimum and did not want […]

The road back to St. Remy
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The road back to St. Remy

Minutes after our time in Roussillon came to an end and we got back in the car, our daughter fell fast asleep. I quickly put a Charlie Parker disc in the cd player, rolled down the window, and drove through the Luberon Mountains – cruising through the hillside/top towns of […]

Roussillon – The colors of Provence
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Roussillon – The colors of Provence

A view from the road, on the way to Roussillon. Nothing makes me think of Provence more than a little stone house or shed in the middle of a field (of lavender, sunflowers, or in this case, grapes). My dream view. Oh, to wake up and take breakfast out to […]

Aix-en-Provence
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Aix-en-Provence

On Wednesday we visited Aix-en-Provence, the home of Cezanne, for a few hours. This city intimidated the heck out of me last time we toured Provence and I never did get to see it (from the inside). Then, I was only 2 days into my first stick shift experience and […]

Le Vieil Moulin – Our Home in Provence
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Le Vieil Moulin – Our Home in Provence

We found our French Provencal house on VRBO then worked directly with the owner, via email and his website, to secure a reservation. There are downsides to such accomodation, however. Many vacation homes will not employ a housekeeping staff, meaning the chores of homelife will travel with you. You will […]

Continuing the Carousel tour of France…
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Continuing the Carousel tour of France…

I really should be writing a Carousel coffee table book. We have now been on five carousels in five days! Nimes, an ancient Roman city, had not one…but two of them – about 200 meters apart! Naturally, we could not pick just one to ride on! Nimes also features a […]

Pont de Gard
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Pont de Gard

On Tuesday morning we headed west to Pont du Gard. Pont du Gard is a Roman aqueduct dating back more than 2000 yeards. It sits on the river Gardon (it is possible to kayak and canoe here, we saw a group of kayakers launch just north of Pont du Gard.) […]

Sunset in Les Baux de Provence
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Sunset in Les Baux de Provence

Hi there, apologies for the lack of a post yesterday. Blame it on France Telecom – our internet connection was temporarily lost in our house. Monday night saw OWTK touring the mountain village of Les Baux de Provence (awarded the distinction of being one of the loveliest villages in France […]

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