Monday, June 26, 2006

From the Riviera to Cavaillon

It has been a couple of very busy (yet very relaxing) days since my last post. We left Cannes on Saturday, rented a car and drove to Cavaillon where we are staying for the second half of our trip. The farmhouse we're staying in is fantastic -- it has a pool, views of the mountains and a wonderful hostess and is in a great location to go to any number of great sites during the day.

Leslie did a great write-up of today's events so I won't repeat it here but I will add that we went to a farmer's market in Coustellet and picked up more yummy cheese and wine. Man it is easy to get good, inexpensive wine here!


We did pop from lavender field to lavender field today, both at the Abbaye de Sénanque and at the Lavender Museum. I particularly liked the rogue poppies.

It isn't even peak lavender season yet!

Gordes is quite remarkable (besides the waitress that Leslie mentioned). The toughest part of visiting is finding a place to park along the tight winding roads up to the village to go get pictures. I had to hang out over the edge of a very high cliff to get this shot.

Gordes is very impressive!

The full album of the last few days pictures is available here.

Tomorrow we should he heading to Aix-en-Provence. Home of the University of Michigan year abroad program. Go Blue!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you guys are having a blast. Aix also is where the Smith Paris jr. year abroad group stays for the first 6 weeks. Love the pictures and the food sounds wonderful. Since I have now had 4 classes in acrylics at the Ringling School of ARt, I plan to paint some of your pictures and will deliver a successful one (if any) to Seattle in July. Enjoy.