Life and travel in France, 3 years & counting

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Nîmes: Roman city

Everyone knows Paris, the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe when we talk about France. Some may know other large cities like Marseille, Lyon or Bordeaux. But how many people … Continue reading

July 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

Montpellier: a day at zoo

With less than 10€ and around half an hour train from Nîmes is the capital of Languedoc-Roussillon, Montpellier. I have visited this city a few times so far. Coming from … Continue reading

July 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

Châteauneuf-du-Pape: vin du pape

This village has been associated with Pope history since several Popes resided in Avignon during the 14th century. Châteauneuf-du-Pape, located just 18km from Avignon, was the summer home of the … Continue reading

July 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Saint Guilhem le Désert: Medieval village

So far, I have introduced 3 “le plus beaux villages” in the south, and le Désert is the 4th and last one I have visited (at least for the moment). … Continue reading

July 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

Lavender route

This time we set off to look for lavender fields in Luberon. On the net, it says that lavender blooms from mid June to mid August. I would suggest the … Continue reading

July 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Roussillon: the ochre village

“Les plus beaux villages de France” is an association joined by 157 rural villages. The qualifying criteria include having a maximum population of 2000 inhabitants and at least two protected … Continue reading

July 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

St. Maries de la Mer: la Camargue

The Camargue is a natural reserve between the Mediterranean Sea and the Rhône river delta, famous for its Camargue horses, bulls and flamingos. There are many operators providing trips (e.g. … Continue reading

July 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Les Baux de Provence: fortified castle

One of “les plus beaux villages de France”, Les Baux de Provence was the first village we visitedafter Dada bought his car. It is those rare cases where everything is … Continue reading

July 1, 2014 · Leave a comment
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