Places We’ve Been 7 results
  • Lourmarin and Cucuron

    In the Fall of 2018, we spent nine weeks in the south of France, mostly in Provence and the Cote d'Azur. I naively thought that I would post an article about our experiences every few days. I managed to put out five posts, all during the first ...
  • Back to the Côte-d’Azur

    Hello again. A lot has happened in the world, obviously, and in our lives, since our last post in July of 2019. We had big ambitions to write something every couple of days during our nine weeks in Provence in the Fall of 2018: didn’t happen. ...
  • Bonnieux Day 1

    We arrived in Bonnieux yesterday afternoon for a nine-day stay in another Airbnb apartment. After walking around this steep hill-side village last evening, looking for a store or bar open on a Sunday evening so I could buy a couple of bottles of ...
  • Four Nights in Arles

    We stayed four nights in Arles, Thursday to Monday. The annual Feria du Riz, a celebration of the rice harvest with music, art, and Spanish-style bullfighting, was held on Friday and Saturday. The Apartment We stayed in a VRBO apartment just ...
  • Transport Modes

    Every vacation trip requires transport: getting there and getting around. For our trip to France, getting there involved two modes of transport: air and rail. We elected to get around by car and on foot. Bicycling is also a possibility. The ...
  • The Bulls of Arles

    The first of our destinations is Arles, a UNESCO world heritage site. We are here for four nights, staying in a lovely VRBO apartment just outside of the vieille ville (old town). We will put up a few posts about our experiences here, not necessar...
  • Two Months in Provence – Recommendations?

    My wife used to run a boutique tour company, taking groups of a dozen or so travelers to France and Italy and Turkey. I helped out with her last tour, to Provence in 2013. Provence was magical, and we vowed to return, just the two of us. Beginn...