FR | ARLES, NIMES + LES BAUX

I have to confess that until I got there, I had no idea what this little magnificent town called Arles is all about.

Amphitheatre- as seen in van Gogh's Les Arénes. Hopscotching around Roman ruins for your morning workout? Not too shabby. 

Eyes wide open, 

Quick lunch at Delicate and Seine: croque monsieur and a glass of pinot grigio. 

Sublime view en route to Les Baux

When in South of France... Lavender ice cream! 

Château des Baux de Provence. You can climb all the way to the top but be aware of steep stairs.

I want wine.

Fun little stops in the village. Wine, lavender soaps, cheese you got it!

On the other side of the village, you will find Carriéres de Lumiéres. It's a magical experience taking audio visual shows to a whole new level using this cave as its canvas.

"The Carrières du Val d’Enfer quarry was created over the yearsfor extracting and white limestone used in the construction of the Chateau and Les Baux. Large-scale stone production in the Saint-Rémy area forced quarry-workers to change mining techniques using hoists and pits leading to the surface. This, and the need for stone in the construction of the medieval Château and Les Baux, is why quarries were opened in this part of the Alpilles."  - History, Carrieres de Lumieres

 Michel-Ange, Léonard de Vinci, Raphaël. Les géants de la Renaissance.

No time to waste, next stop: Pont-du-gard. Lovely walking path to the aqueduct.

We are so little 

Feel free to get lost in the woods, because it wasn't a choice for us. But hey, 

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Only if you fit into my suitcase, I'd take 3 wheels.

Quite seriously obsessed with the idea of lavender honey. Imagine this: Thick cut milk toast with chunks of melty butter and a whiff of lavender honey... yummay. 

Corner jazz session. Next Stop: Entre Vigne et Garrigue where I had the best dinner as far as I can remember in my life.