What a gorgeous place is this? Jenny’s bespoke travel agenda continues to enthrall. We’ve squeezed Poppy car through impossibly tight cobbled streets and into the tiniest car park where, rather than drag suitcases to our abode for the next two days, a quick transfer of essentials to overnight bags…same clothes tomorrow – the Parisian uniform of jeans and a T, leather jacket and red lippy fits suits the austerity.20110507-054214.jpg

The Pont du Gard Aqueduct, outside Nimes thrills. Incredible engineering considering the Aqueduct was built in 50AD within 5 short years! Amazing chaps those Romans! A quick ‘drive by’ to admire the walled city in Avignon and on to the quaint Aix en Provence. Our B&B digs are at the top of 59 steps in the delightfully appointed Maison de Carlotta, a mere stones throw from the heart of the atmospheric village. Our hostess the lovely Arlene has made us most welcome, furnished us with a robust agenda and we are determined to satisfy.

20110507-054224.jpgOnce settled, Fifi and I canvassed the local culture then settled into a corner bar to sip €2.50 vin rouge and indulge in a spot of people perving while Dicky napped. The exhaustion of navigating our way through the complexity of foreign signed highways, roads and skinny streets taking their toll.

We concur…the women are incredibly stylish – jeans, platforms, fitted leather jackets, slender and exuding a sense of ‘joie de vivre’…often on the arm of equally elegant males…we favor the more rugged but damn these guys make great eye candy!

Finish the day dining Italian, the best steak, saltimbocca and a rustic salmon pasta…




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    6 Comments on A day in Provence…

    1. adele
      May 8, 2011 at 4:29 pm (7 years ago)

      Wow! So envious!!! You are staying at some magnificent places. So pleased that you are seeing so much, having good weather, dining and wining so well – smile – and are having such a great time! So brave of you all to be driving through France – at least you are getting to see more of the village areas. I shall log in again another time to see what adventures Dicky, FiFi and Penelope have had smile – if I can bear the envy – after a hard day at school.

      All well here in NZ. Mum okay at the moment but the gall bladder problems are keeping her slightly under par most of the time. Hope she gets to the top of the list for being seen by the specialist soon.
      Stay well,
      ADele, Neil, Dorothy and family xxxxxx

      • Jinnyliz
        May 12, 2011 at 7:18 am (7 years ago)

        Glad your enjoying Adele…bringing back lots of memories for you from your travels I bet! Xx

    2. Bells
      May 8, 2011 at 7:24 pm (7 years ago)

      Hi Trio,
      Glad to see you are having a good time, so many places to visit, so much food and drink! What fun…..love the French names, you are funny.

      Where are the funny pics, Miss J’s bottom shot sounds like a keeper………posting that one on the site are we?..

      Looking forward to seeing the next location, bring on the bubbles, food and travel…..let’s not worry about the extra skin. Plenty of time to see JC when you get home. Take care friends and enjoy the wonders of the world. xxx

      • Jinnyliz
        May 12, 2011 at 7:14 am (7 years ago)

        Thanks beloved Belissimos! miss you heaps! X

    3. Tracy
      May 9, 2011 at 2:48 pm (7 years ago)

      Dear Penelope, Dicky & Fifi,

      This is the first time I’ve been able to catch up on your travels as I have been on the move from Brisbane to Adelaide via Sydney and it just wasn’t working to view on the iphone, probably user error.

      My goodness, I have just been blown away by your adventures to date and the photos are just breath taking! I’m so glad you are having such a wonderful time and I’m thrilled to be able to share it with you.

      Stay away from the nestle bushes Penelope!

      Much love
      Tracy xx

    4. Karen Hoult
      May 10, 2011 at 11:09 am (7 years ago)

      Hi all. Am loving the history, scenery, culinary comments and the occasional fashion critiques. Never thought I would have a hankering to wander the French countryside, until now. Thank you.
      Love Karen.


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