Paris Mon Chemin
- blog entries
I finally got to see and put my feet in the Mediterranean Sea. It is even more beautiful than I dreamed about. It's is so blue and crystal clear. The surrounding scenery is beautiful ad well. Reminds me of both Colorado and California. I could so have a vacation home here. Tomorrow Eze and Monaco.
A room with a view. Magnifique! So far in my travels throughout France (this trip and the other two) there are definite differences in culture, people and scenery in France. Thanks to the TGV (the high speed train) a person can travel from Paris to Avignon in about 2.5 hours and then to Nice in another hour or so, which is great since France is about the same size of Texas. Those short hours though bring huge culture changes. Provence is definitely not like P...
Today we walked around the walled city of Avignon where we visited the Palais des Papes where the popes lived before moving to Rome. It is a huge stone castle that on the outside reminded me of Windsor Castle in England. The stone really keeps the building cold inside. We also visited the 11th Century bridge, Pont des Benezet. This bridge is built over the Rhone River but no longer reaches the other side due to the floods. The surprise favorite was our visit ...
Bonjour from our gite in Provence. All the flowers are in bloom and it's around 65 here--much warmer than home, I'm sure. Today's adventure entails Avignon, Nimes. We will see how this compares to my city girl life in Paris. I sorta feel like I'm either in Estes Park or Galena but my Colorado friends aren't here and I haven't eaten any fried green tomatoes so it must be France. Until later