Summer in Provence, France
London has been freezing for the past couple of days (it even snowed!), so I dug into my photo repository for the comfort of warmer days. I stumbled upon my trip to South of France last summer. What better time to show these to you? It’s March now so if my post entice you at all, you’d still have time to organize a trip this summer to the beautiful Provence!
My friend and I met in Marseille. I flew from London and she from Geneva. From Marseille we drove to Aix-en-Provence – a beautiful small town not so far from Marseille.
We spent a couple of nights in Luberon, at a lovely Bed & Breakfast hosted by a very nice old lady.
There’s so much photo opportunity here that everybody was posing and taking pictures. Some girls dressed up and were obviously prepared. Luckily there was so much lavender that we didn’t have to fight for space!
June to mid July is the best time to catch the lavender. A bit later and they would already farm the lavender (though it might be a good time to catch the sunflowers). We kinda pushed it a bit and went a bit after mid-July because it almost overlapped with my long summer Europe trip! We still experienced lots of lavender, though it was probably not the peak time.
On our last day we spent the entire morning to afternoon at a weekly market at L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, another lovely little town in the region.
We ended our trip at Avignon. I was really bummed that we didn’t have much time to spend time at Avignon and check out the Papal Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage site and a crucial piece of history as it was the seat of six Popes for about 60 years when people had disagreement with Rome. Seat of the papacy finally returned to Rome, but Avignon remains the only place that was once the papacy residence outside of Rome.
So do you think you want to go to Provence now? Check out Trip Advisor for ideas, find a hotel, and have a fantastic summer holiday! :)