More Purple Villages.

Posted by on July 31, 2015

The final outing in France was a bit of a village hop to visit more old Roman stuff with a foot slightly in and out of the tourist track. Also saw the Palace of the (corrupt French) Popes in Avignon. Any of these small towns would prove to be a quiet respite away from the larger cities in Provence. Fontaine de Vaucluse is a water town with an old Roman aqueduct and some impressively clear streams running from springs up the nearby mountains. Taking a half gallon in slugs from the drinking fountain near the bridge refreshes.  

The crazy 70 degree village of Gordes.

Up another crazy mountainous stretch the vertical village of Gordes is an impressive day trip or photo op. We spent some time checking out the 12th century Cistercian Senanque Abbey in a hidden valley. Unfornuately sans car, it’s impossible to navigate the public transit to these places.

Nearby here in Arles is where Van Gogh got crazy about sunflowers if you are interested.

The next day was the train to Barcelona. If you get stuck in Nimes for a few hours changing trains, look for Le Resto to grab a well prepared meal. The plate of the day is usually 11 or 12 euros.

Been in Spain a week or more already, need to get cracking.

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  1. alicelaw Says:

    I love the pics of foundtain. Water is crystal clear!Eur. are stunning for me. Wish i have chance to pay a visit there!

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