When I was in Avignon, France, I saw this sign and decided that I should try to see as many of these places as possible.
The first place I went was to the Palais des Papes that was full of interesting rooms, nooks, and details on display. Here is some of what I saw.
Later I decided to visit some of the shops in the same area. I liked the brightly colored fabrics and all the lavender items for sale. I purchased quite a few of the soaps and sachets to take home as souvenirs. These pictures include important shopping details!
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It was three years ago this month that I started Meg Travels. My very first post was about Venice, which has been one of the places I’ve written a lot about ever since! As I look back I think that there are so many aspects of travel that are part of the overall experience, such as planning, getting lost, finding souvenirs, wondering what to do with the souvenirs when you get home, shopping, and many other details. I still wonder if it will rain, but I’ve found that a place can be just as beautiful under cloudy or rainy skies. I just try to keep an umbrella handy – or a poncho. Either one works fine.
I think that walking is an excellent way to see a place too. And when possible, stop at a gelato shop for a delicious treat as you walk. Here are pictures from some of my rainy, sunny, chilly, warm and mostly wonderful travel adventures from over the past three years. There’s more to come too.
Shopping in Florence
Shopping in Avignon
In case it rains…
St Ives after the rain
Lighthouse in Maine
Stop here in Barcelona
Prince Edward Island
After all, travel is both inspiring and fun!
When I was in Provence last May it was sunny and bright. In addition to the sun there were many examples of the color yellow that I noticed. Here are some of my souvenir pictures from Provence.
Walking down the street..
Shopping in Avignon
Doorway in Avignon
I liked this sign…
A yellow building
It was morning in Provence and I was out early to take a walk. I thought it would be nice to stop for some café au lait and maybe get something to eat. I saw this place on the corner and paused to look at the menu. I liked the choices for crepes and juice. It was going to be a very good morning.
This is where I stayed when I was in Provence. One of the first things I saw was the bridge, and immediately I started humming “Sur le Pont d’Avignon…” which I learned many years ago during French class in elementary school. I wondered if there were other people nearby who knew the song so we could sing it in a round.
I also visited the Palais des Papes and learned about that aspect of the city’s history. It was interesting to see all the different room displays and admire the impressive building.
I’ll be traveling to France in late May so it is time for planning and research. I have a stack of books from the library and I’m looking at travel websites. Although I have been to Paris and northwest France, this will be my first visit to Provence and I’m really looking forward to going there. I’ll be in Avignon and Aix-en-Provence and I know there’s a lot to see. After that I’ll go to Paris by train. As I prepare for this trip I’m making a travel list which includes the following: Continue reading