Monthly Archives: March 2018

Europe 2017 – Provence Part Four

November 2 – 7 We had another full day ahead of us that Monday, so we didn’t waste much time in the morning, eating breakfast in the room, checking out of the Best Western and walking back to the Arles train station to ride up to Avignon and get the rental car from Hertz.  We […]

Europe 2017 – Provence Part Three

November 2 – 7 We left the Palace of the Popes and made our way, after a couple of stops to view places listed in the tour (Church of St. Pierre: The original walnut doors were carved in 1551, Place des Châtaignes: The cloister of St. Pierre, 15th-Century Building: With its original beamed eaves showing, […]

Europe 2017 – Provence Part Two

November 2 – 7 We arose early the next day and were out the door before the sun was up, although this late in the season it didn’t usually rise until well after 7am. On the way to the train station for our short trip up to Avignon we passed by stalls being set up […]

Europe 2017 – Provence Part One

November 2 – 7 Our plan for Provence was fairly simple and constrained by the relatively few days we had to explore this fairly large area of France.  We’d spend three nights in the town of Arles and then relocate not too far away in L’isle Sur-la-Sorgue for two nights before returning to Montpellier. We’d […]

Europe 2017 – Montpellier, Part Six

October 27 – November 1 After parking in a lot just outside the walls of Aigues-Mortes, we walked through one of the large gates that enable access to the town and began our exploration.  A few blocks into our journey we hit a main square, surrounded by shops, restaurants and a small art gallery that […]

Europe 2017 – Montpellier, Part Five

October 27 – November 1 Time shifting again, we pick up from our November 18, 2017 post which saw us leaving Toulouse, France after completing the Camino de Santiago and spending almost a ten days backtracking through Astorga, Leon, Burgos, and Bilbao.  Blog followers will recall that during our last night in Toulouse: “I began […]

Europe 2017 – Montpellier, Part Four

September 18-22 After sleeping in due to our late-night festivities, we set out in the early afternoon for the hour long drive up to Nimes.  We’d have an enjoyable time driving around southern France with Francois, much of it to the constant clamor that emanated from his Tom-Tom GPS device, which seemed to only give […]