Postcard from Marseille

Marseille surprised me. All I ever heard was: don’t go there, it’s dangerous. But when I started to look into it, I read that the area around the old port had been cleaned up, there were interesting museums to visit and it wasn’t any more dangerous than other large cities. I was intrigued and looking […]

Château La Coste

I had read about the La Coste art museum while doing research but it hadn’t really clicked. While were deciding what to do the next day, I wondered why we didn’t swing by a vineyard and visit a museum while we were at it. It turned out to be much more interesting and larger than […]

Postcard from Rustrel

While flipping through our guide book and making a list of everything we wanted to see, we immediately knew we needed to visit the tiny bit of America’s southwest in France: Le Colorado de Rustrel. During the 18th century ocher was in high demand in the textile industry and many quarries and ochre factories popped […]

Provencal Villages

While planning our trip to Provence, we decided we’d like to spend time in the countryside driving through picturesque villages but also visit cities. The first half of our stay was dedicated to the countryside. We more or less stopped at every village we came to. Either to walk around and stretch our legs or […]

Hiking to Abbaye de Sénanque

One of the highlights during our jaunt around Provence was hiking to the Abbaye de Sénanque. Although we were too early in the year to enjoy the lavender fields surrounding the abbey, it was nice to be able to enjoy the grounds without a ton of people there. In fact, we didn’t come across anyone […]

Visiting Avignon

The first thing that comes to mind when one hears Avignon is the French song Sur le pont d’Avignon but the city has so much more to offer than the remains of the bridge which once spanned the Rhône River and is actually called Pont Saint-Bénézet. The top photo shows what is left of the […]