Provence in June

那里你好!

是的我知道!你以为这个“一个女孩”让她骆驼出去牧场和出价au revoir到冒险的生活。啊,这不比真相更远!事实上,我的博客沉默一直归功于我最近开始的新奥德赛,这使得在高峰时刻看起来像孩子的戏剧,就让死亡违反了德里的嗡嗡声街道。我开始了自己的事。

我的新网上商店嫁给了我对旅行的热爱和寻求在我的旅程中找到非凡的美丽物体。我称之为JJ Caprices。“JJ” is for…well, I’ll give you 1 guess, and “CAPRICE.” because both travel and delightful, handmade objects from these journeys are my personal flights of fancy, or “caprices.” Pieces featured in my boutique are all hand made in their country of origin and hand-picked by me! I also get to tell the fun stories about the land they come from or the talented artists that give them a heartbeat. Not that I needed an excuse to explore new countries, but at least this one leads to a tax write-off :).

BUT back to the business at hand! Provence in June!

Soooo I was in France most of June. Paris specifically. My days were spent lumbering along the Seine, indulging at favorite cafés in-germ-DES.-Prés.and laughing with dear friends who make the The City of Light that much brighter. It was wonderful to go back…but it is true, Paris doesn’t change much.

在穿过大西洋之前,我的前巴黎室友提出我们在逗留期间向法国南部进行计划。辉煌!我一直想参观阿维尼翁(我最初计划在搬到巴黎之前住在那里......唉,不断地处理风吹的头发的想法阻止了我)并且会喜欢地中海旁边的一段时间。该SNCF75EURO往返火车出租出去Gare de Lyon到南方制造了甜蜜的决定。点击鼠标,我们是Lavendar和Rosé葡萄酒的土地的纽带(我可能会建议你现在抓住一杯玻璃,因为这是一个可见的照片游行)。

阿维尼翁

Avignon及其着名Pont d'Avignon。

该bridge was built between 1177 and 1185 and spanned the length of the Rhone River. It fell into permanent disrepair in the 17th century.

Pont d'Avignon.

现在它是最重要的桥梁......

利马斯酒店

来自我们古朴的酒店,利马斯酒店, in the ancient center of Avignon.

Paula and I were picked up by a handsome local (yes, and my friend) at theGare。He whisked us to our hotel, told us to refresh, see the Palace of the Popes and after he would take us around the region and to dinner. Ahhhh, aren’t friends grand…especially cute ones with accents that make a girl swoon!

Le Palais des Papes

Le Palais des Papes

在14世纪,这是西方基督教的教皇居住和席位。当教皇发现有必要返回罗马时,Palais变得过时。部分原因是,由于城市V和Gregory Xi的强烈定罪,这些论文的座位应该只在圣彼得的坟墓附近。今天它已被分类,以及阿维尼翁的历史中心,作为联合国教科文组织世界遗产。

le palais des papes

从顶部取出le palais.

本地Rose

How we celebrated the successful completion of ourle palaisaudio guide tour-a delicatelocal rose from theCôtesdurhône。

too cute!

等待我们在酒店外骑行......

Ruins of Glanum

罗马遗址

In-Rémy--Provencethese near perfect Roman ruins dazzled us. The detail was astounding. We never would have guessed these were constructed around 20 AD. This was the original portal into the ancient Roman city of Glanum. At dusk it was breathtaking…

Vincent van Gogh

-Rémy--Provenceis also where Vincent Van Gogh voluntarily entered an asylum in the spring of 1889. This grove of olive trees that Paula and I are standing in front of is one he captured during his time at the asylum. These olive trees look almost exactly the same as they do in his seriesLes Oliviers.

Chateau des Baux

下一站私人旅游 - 迷人的中世纪村​​庄,Les Baux-de-Provence(呃,是的,我在那个鹅卵石上戴着高跟鞋。我告诉你)。

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来自Les Baux墙壁的景色

This village is actually “ruled” by they royals of Monaco. In 1642 the town was granted to the rulers of Monaco as a French marquisiate. To this day the title ofMarquis des Baux仍然是格里马尔迪斯,虽然行政上镇完全是法国人。作为一个纸条,我们没有经历过亚伯特王子的瞄准......

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After showing us the home that was the birth place of Nostradamus (Huh!? Who knew that was in Provence!!??), Vincent escorted us to this fairytale 5 star hotel for a little wining and diningProvençal.风格…

Apero

Ourapero

这个三重奏,迷你法式三明治, fraise随着年龄的balsamique和一个咸味Patisserie,made a fine introductory pairing to a local red.

我最喜欢的一顿饭?本地escargotsharvested from the snail farm just right up the road (it is still a dream of mine to visit aferme奥克斯escargots).

Happy Girls with Exceptional Host

如果我的笑容是任何指标,那么在LeChâteaudesalpilles是一个令人难以置信的夜晚......

Our Chariot!

Merci文森特,你迷人的法国南部总结ality!格罗斯竞争!!

现在我们是我们自己的!我坐了第一次开车。我们在将课程进入海滨目的地之前朝着一点点北头走了一点点。在谨慎中有两个o聚烯烃,我们无法错过访问的机会......

Chateauneuf du Pape!

Châteauneuf-du-Pape!

该rockyterroirof the appellation was almost as tricky to navigate as the cobblestone streets of Les Baux, but we braved the pebbles to touch the fabled vines.

Chateauneuf du Pape

Cavein the village

这是那nks to the papacy during its time in Avignon that viticulture in area was promoted. We Catholics do love our wine and, in this case, the entire world now benefits from a few popes in the 14th century demanding quaffable pairings at mealtime.

Lunch

完美的午餐与来自的更典型的白葡萄酒Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

Cave

And we couldn’t come all this way without doing a little tasting :)….

Clearly this picture was taken after an enjoyable episode with thePropriétaire.of thecave, Jacques. Thirteen different varieties of grapes are grown in the region and Jacques insisted we try them all. Thankfully they were presented mostly as blends so I didn’t have to start spitting :). The elegant 100% Grenache he served still lingers on my palate…

Chateauneuf du Pape

你在预订门票吗?

Cassis

A 2 hour car ride later we arrived at the picture perfect Mediterranean town of Cassis!

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First thing first, celebrate!

这个罗萨·麦克韦尔是由普罗旺斯布拉德·格拉特和安吉丽娜·朱莉的葡萄园制作的。Paula购买了这款独特的瓶子Châteauneuf-du-Pape.After a series of somersaults induced by discovering the view from our hotel room, all we could do was take our spots on the balcony to test this refined, refreshing rosé and enjoy the gorgeous sea in front of us. I counted my blessings, indeed.

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Cassis is famous for its cliffs (Falaises.)和庇护的入口称为calanques。这是一个更好的样子Falaises.取自我们的阳台。岩石与太阳不断变化。令人惊叹的。

Cassis at Night

小港口镇之夜。

在卡西斯的晚餐

We vowed only to order seafood during our seaside stay!

这家小餐厅,Le Bonaparte,服务的新鲜选择,非常出色。我们很喜欢自己和食物我们......

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…shut down the restaurant (which if you know me well is really no surprise)!

Jean-Marie,令人愉快的老板和厨师,所以我们可以为他付出代价。

卡西斯的市场

卡西斯的早晨市场。

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下午乘船游览calanques.

晚餐前零食

Eveningaperowhile waiting for our table.

Cassis

卡西斯城堡的夜视图。

船在卡西斯

总是灿烂。

Cassis

我们的最后一天早上我们做了一个古老的漫步城镇。我尽可能多地浸泡在地中海太阳中,并花了许多深呼吸的咸咸的海滨空气。在露天咖啡馆,明亮的窗口盒,五颜六色的大厦门面和迷人的当地人环顾四周,我认为paula和我选择了一个更善于田园诗般的度假胜地。Bravo,Paula,让我们来到普罗旺斯!

在回家的路上...

“普罗旺斯是一个我总是返回的国家,下周,明年,现在一天,我一直在火车。”-伊丽莎白大卫,英国烹饪作家

I see her point and will be doing the same.

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Plan Your Adventure:

阿维尼翁
利马斯酒店
圣Rémy
Le Château des Alpilles
Cassis
Hotel de la Plage
Le Bonaparte
14 rue General Bonaparte
13260 Cassis, France
Poissonnerie Laurent.
6 quai Jean Jacques Barthelemy
13260 Cassis, France