Europe,  France

unexpected provence

Our boat docked in Marseille, France, which I was just so excited to see! I had only heard wonderful things about the area.
Our family rented a car and off we went, driving to some small little towns that just scream Provence. The car was tiny, really a four person car, but rented as a six person one for the two little seats you could pop up in the trunk, so the ride wasn’t the most comfortable.
We arrived in Gordes, an adorable little hillside town. The best view of Gordes is from the bottom of it, a hill away, because you can see the different levels of the town. Beautiful.
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Gordes was super cute and quaint, exactly what you’d expect to see in a little French town. I loved eating sandwiches (baguettes, how I love you), overlooking the view of the vineyards and hills below us.
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From Gordes, we drove about forty five minutes to Rousillion. I have been there before, but I don’t remember it- I was only about 15 months old! Rousillion is an old ochre mining town, so the village is covered in a browny red color. There’s a lot of color in this little town, making it super picturesque.

My sister and I stopped for gelato. She had honey lavender (RECOMMEND), and I had strawberry basil. YUM.
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We spent our time there just wandering around taking photos of the beautiful little place.
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Next, we drove to L’Isle sur la Sorgue, a little island. I was exhausted at this point and wanted nothing more than to sleep in the car, but we did end up exploring it, and boy, am I glad we did! It was just as adorable as the other two places we had visited, but much bigger. I had a pain au chocolat which was heavenly.
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L’Isle sur la Sorgue definitely is touristy, but it’s a must see!
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Provence was absolutely beautiful! My parents and baby Anya spent about a month in the area, rock climbing and adventuring. Maybe I’ll come back to recreate their adventures. It wouldn’t be a bad way to spend a month!
 

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