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2018 EUROPEAN ROAD TRIP – DAY 5

A DAY TRIP TO ARLES On day four we struck out on our own to visit the city of Arles which is south-west from Avignon, about a one hour drive away. While we had rented a nice vehicle in Avignon … Continue reading

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2018 EUROPEAN ROAD TRIP – DAY 6

LUNCH IN L’ISLE SUR-LA-SORGUE AND TIME TO SAY ADIEU It is our last day visiting our good friends Hugh and Margo at their beautiful home in Provence. We leave for Lisbon this afternoon and in one sense we are a … Continue reading

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2018 EUROPEAN ROAD TRIP – DAY 4

MARKET DAY IN SAINT REMY-DE-PROVENCE Some random photos of the market.

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2018 EUROPEAN ROAD TRIP – DAY 3

VISITING WITH FRIENDS On our arrival in Avignon in the south of France we were met at the train station by our good friend Hugh. We rented a car and then followed him east to his beautiful home in the … Continue reading

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2018 EUROPEAN ROAD TRIP – DAY 2

WE HAVE ARRIVED (sort of) Picking up after we landed at Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris we gathered up our baggage and started across the terminal to the attached Train Grand Vitesse (TGV) station to catch our train to … Continue reading

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2018 EUROPEAN ROAD TRIP – DAY 1

PLANES TRAINS AND AUTOMOBILES And it started out so well… Convenient long-term parking at Jet Set at the Vancouver Airport. a late brunch in one of the lounges at YVR then at 12:45 p.m. departure Vancouver to Paris Charles de … Continue reading

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European Road Trip – Chapter Five – Cassis

CASSIS To the east of Marseilles on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea is the small fishing and tourist village of Cassis. While there is a history of fishing and maritime trade with North Africa, the current industry is tourism … Continue reading

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European Road Trip – Chapter Four – Avignon and Pont du Gard

AVIGNON In the 14th Century this walled City was the seat of the papacy when Frenchman Bertrand de Got was elected Pope and refused to go to Rome, choosing instead to rule from Avigon. Seven successive Popes resided in the … Continue reading

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European Road Trip – Chapter Three – The Hill Towns of The Luberon and Les Alpilles

On either side of the valley defined by the Petit Luberon, Grand Luberon and Luberon Oriental mountain ranges in the south of Provence are charming hill towns that are unique and historic. The terrible insecurity of invasions forced the residents … Continue reading

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European Road Trip – Chapter Two – Market Day

Any visit to the Provence Region in the south of France would not be complete without a visit to the local markets in the small towns of the area. The markets are morning affairs, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., … Continue reading

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