Tag Archives: South of France

Provence, Pyrenees & Pays Basque Road Trip

Last August, Rio and I embarked on a road trip to explore the South of France. While we’re here, we want to see as much of France as we can and decided that a road trip commencing from Avignon to Saint-Jean-de-Luz via the Pyrenees mountains sounded like just the way to do it. What we didn’t anticipate is that we would have to do this in a Smart car. Our favorite memories of the trip include experiencing a jai alai match, hiking, visiting our friend Steeve and his family in his hometown, walking through the red ochre town of Roussillon, driving through the hills of Luberon, and, of course, wine tasting!

So despite driving through some death-defying cols, we wouldn’t change a thing about this two-week adventure…actually, we really would have liked having a normal-sized car.

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Une Petite Pause

Between traveling to Spain last week with my parents, hosting two sets of guests back-to-back, working and being mildly obsessed with watching all the seasons of Breaking Bad, I’ve been a bit on a blog hiatus. However, with one week to myself before my next set of visitors arrive, I hope I’ll be able to share and post some of my recent adventures soon.

In the meantime, here are two pictures of recent travels. The first one is the Pont du Gard, which is 25 minutes west of Avignon in Provence. I still have to do a full write-up about this two-week road trip Rio and I took in August! The second one is of the Aqueduct in Segovia, which I saw during a day trip from Madrid with my parents. Don’t they look a bit similar?
Pont du Gard

Aqueduct of Segovia

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Nice Weekend Getaway: A Video

Last weekend, Rio and I went to Nice for a little weekend getaway. It was our first time in the South of France and even though the weather wasn’t necessarily warmer than Paris, it was still un parfait petit week-end. Leaving Friday morning and returning Sunday afternoon left us ample time to not only see Nice, but we were also able to take the one euro bus (oui, only one euro!) to Villefranche-sur-Mer for a morning visit and delicious lunch at Les Garçons, and then hop on over to Monaco for the afternoon and early evening.

Here’s a video Rio made of our vacation – apparently, his latest hobby.

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