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~~ Summer in France, part 2–the mountains ~~

Posted by Ania On Sunday, August 12, 2012

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Moustiers-Sainte-Marie. Such a lovely little village. Stayed at La Bastide du Paradou, a charming little hotel right below the village.

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While some preferred to spend the waiting time playing the DS..

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others practised reading..

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We stayed a five minute walk from the city centre..

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And loved the nature surrounding the village..

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Pretty mountaintop! Decided to figure out where this path would take us.. Note – see the golden star on the upper right side of the photo? There’s a legend about it, about a knight wowing to hang a star over the village upon his return from the Crusades.

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It lead above the village, past gorgeous nature..

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And posh little ladies along the path..

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Loved the little chapel, had to light a candle. Quite a bit of tourists around there, I can’t help wonder how much they make on the candles…

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The village is to the left on the photo. 

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The next morning we took a little tour around the Gorge du Verdon. See the river? You can rent waterboats/bikes and canoes on Lac de Sainte-Croix, a beautiful lake & travel as far as you can get…great fun, tried both canoeing and the waterboats…loved it..didn’t dare bring my camera for that though :)

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Majestic views…even got to see some eagles (or vultures)…we’re not quite sure..did take some photos, but w/the 24-70mm they were like, tiny, tiny little spots on the huge canvas that’s the photo =)

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There’s the lake by the way..really gorg..

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What we did indoors (this hotel did not have pool :/): Playing with the bow, knitting and taking photos of others. Hi myself in the mirror btw!

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Right! Moving on – across the lavender fields towards Avignon…well,..with a little detour first..

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Mont Ventoux! Felt like that place was the holy grail of cyclists. Had fun guessing how many cyclists we’d pass before getting to the top :p (around 150 I think).

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Ice cream. Fairly sure we ate at least one every day.

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The view from the top sure was breath-taking.

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Although I guess everyone who watches Tour de France already know this.

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Avignon in July is wonderful.

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There’s a three week long theatre festival going on.

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The city was alive with dressed out actors trying to make people come to their show.

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So very fun to watch.

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This place we chose to eat at however, sucked big time. BIG. TIME. Tasteless, yucky food. Ugh. I didn’t know you could overcook & kill your spaghetti carbonara (which the kiddo had – and which I use to measure a restaurants worth :p), but yeah…it’s possible..It was right in front of the Hotel de Ville in the centre..lots of people all the time.. at least the kids were entertained by their surroundings.

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Watching outdoor-ballet in the sunset.

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And daydreaming…

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Trying to imitate all the showfolks they’ve seen during the day & evening..

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Avignon is a lovely little town..

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with one of the coolest citywalls around it.

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There were quite a few limestone caves around the area, so we decided to go watch one of them. Can’t recall its name though – but we looked through fliers for at least four or five different caves before deciding to go to this one.

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Street art! So inspiring.

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These ladies – from Japan I believe – put on an awesome show w/their drums one evening. Wish we could have stayed long enough to actually go to their show.

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Outside Avignon..

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And finally…had to add this one…one..they’re actually gigantic (monstermaster!)….two..they look like owls!! :D Right. Last part coming up – Montpellier!

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