Palace of the Popes Avignon

Avignon, a city in southeastern France’s Provence region, is set on the Rhône River. From 1309 to 1377, it was the seat of the Catholic popes. It remained under papal rule until becoming part of France in 1791. This legacy can be seen in the massive Palais des Papes (Popes' Palace) in the city center, …

An Afternoon in Arles

Arles -- known for Van Gogh but also Bullfights and Gladitors

Les Baux de Provence

After the Olive Farm we headed to Les Baux de Provence.  Our coach slowly wound its way up to the parking area.  There was a short walk from the parking area to the Village, where many restaurants, cafe's and souvenir shops along the little cobblestone roads.   The village of the Les Baux de Provence …

The Olive Farm

After a hearty breakfast aboard the ship, those of us who were going on the morning tour to the Olive Farm and Les Baux de Provence boarded our coach. It wasn't a very long drive to the Olive Farm.  Moulin du Calanquet Saint Remy de Provence . The road leading to the Farm House was …

Nice with Friends

  One thing I can say about breakfast at hotels in Europe is "lots of food".  You name it its there.  From bacon and eggs to croissants and fruit.  You can eat as little or as much as you like.  Lots of tea and coffee as well and fruit juices. We then all went back …

The start of the holiday

I was flying to Perth for a few days before heading to France with my sister Muriel.  It was so we could have a catch up with Paula who unfortunately was not going to be coming with us. I was driven to the airport bus and encountered my first little issue.  It was cold while …

15 days till France

This time last year the 3 sisters were in Europe.  Never in my wildest dreams would I have even thought that I would be going back. In 15 days Muriel and I will be boarding a flight from Perth to begin our journey. I am flying to Perth on the Saturday before to spend a …

Countdown to France

Hi everyone hope your having a wonderful day. Yesterday I purchased some new bamboo beach pants and a beautiful plum bamboo top from the Ecco Store in Albury.  I was over that way as I had a doctor's appointment to get results from a few tests I have had done and some more prescriptions. I …

Whats in the suitcase?

    Hello everyone, hope your well today.  It's a bit warm here in Australia, we are expecting 41 deg cel today, so I am already under the air-conditioner . Turned it on at 8am! I forgot to mention that I also had in my backpack a hooded raincoat, that I had folded neatly at …