Provence Roadtrip (in Photos)

Driving around the south of France has always been a dream for me. And I only ended up on the wrong side of the road three times!

If a picture is worth a thousand words, by my calculations, this post is about 18,000 words long… for the first time, I’m letting the pictures do the talking.

Carcassonne

First sighting of Carcassonne, the only stop on our roadtrip that’s not actually in Provence
Castel Chambres, the 13th centry castle we stayed in just outside Carcassonne

Nîmes

The Roman amphitheatre in Nîmes
Maison Carrée, built c. 16 BC
Pont du Gard, the tallest Roman aqueduct

Avignon

The Papal Palace, from the 125 years when Avignon took over from the Vatican as the seat of the Pope
Inside the cathedral at the Papal Palace

Gordes

A random field of poppies near Gordes. Also the only place those socks will ever be camouflaged.
Sénanque Abbey, built in the 12th century.  It was Sunday morning, so the monks were singing
The view from Gordes
Gordes itself, moments after I fell in love with it

Aix-en-Provence

Flag in Vauvenargues, with Mt Saint-Victoire (Cézanne’s mountain) in the background.

Comments

  1. BEAUTIFUL – a picture really does tell a 1000 words – can only imagine what it was like hearing the Monks on a Sunday morning – what a memory!