Saturday, March 5, 2011

Sights From Provence

During our short trip we went off on some type of adventure each day. We saw a lot and came home with lots of ideas for a next trip to France. Here is a photo log of the sights.

( The Sorgue river flowing from Fontaine du Vaucluse. )

( One of the many waterwheels in L'Ilses-sur-la-Sorgue. )

( Notre Dame Des Anges Cathedral. )

( Convergence of two branches of the Sorgue in L'Isles-sur-la-Sorgue. )

( Dormant apple trees and an old farmhouse on Francoise's street. )

( Le Thor Saturday market. Almonds are a local product. So tasty! )

( I wish this outdoor market was at home in February! )

( Mmmmm, cured meat! )

( Fresh seafood from about an hour away. )

( The wines were ridiculously cheap! )

( Ruins at the fortified monastery Thouzon built in the 11th century. )

( More of the Thouzon ruins. )

( Painted on the inside of the Thouzon monastery. Wow! )

( The view from the Thouzon ruins. We had 360 degrees of mountain & countryside views. )

( An almond blossom in Francoise's backyard. They are the only flower in mid-February and are everywhere. )

( Mount Ventoux. I can't wait to see this again, and maybe during the Tour de France! )

( The 14th century Papal Palace in Avignon. )

( Avignon, west from the palace esplanade. )

( Hello kitty! )

( The famous Avignon bridge. )

( And finally, the customary vacation self portrait. )

Thanks for taking a look at our exciting trip.



Meghan@travelwinedine said...

Beautiful! Looks like this was a lot of fun!

Kankana said...

beautiful pics .. you guys had fun :)

Jill Colonna said...

Great shots! Looks like you had a fabulous time. Just love that part of France and can smell the market from here. We're "dans le nord" here and in Vaucluse it's as if you're in another country. Great fun!

Kim - Liv Life said...

Oh, Jason... I'm speechless!! Your photos are simply stunning... that first one of the river has so many colors converging, it's just beautiful. Love the kitty too! And the market, wow. Thank you so much for posting these pictures for us to share in your trip!

She's Cookin' said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos from Provence - love the ones of the water- esp. the one of Avignon bridge with water as smooth as glass. My husband and I were supposed to spend some time in Provence in October but were waylayed due to the protests, train strikes, etc. Instead we spent 3 days in Cannes - not too shabby ;)

Pam @ Sticks Forks Fingers said...

Ooooh, that shot of the Avignon Bridge is postcard worthy! How interesting and beautiful, all of it. Thanks for the little vicarious trip.