To give you time to digest the exhaustive Chapter I of my story with geography, I have decided to lighten up the mood by a post with (well, mostly) pictures and to take a close look at one of my favorite stops during our lavender hunt, Roussillon. As I have mentioned in the overview post about that trip, Roussillon is special because of its ocher canyons which color this picturesque village in sanguine red.
About a year ago at this very time, I have been contemplating what was supposed to be Mus’ birthday’s gift. A trip to the lavender fields, her long time photohunting ambition. Armed with the knowledge of Russian, English and French Internet and, of course, with our cherished collection of the most beautiful French villages, we spent days designing the most picturesque road trip through the French Provence. Here is where we ended up driving and a glimpse of what we saw in a week.
At the dawn of the lavender season, many photohunters will find it useful.
Paris –> Montrésor –> La-Roque-Gageac –> Avignon –> Gordes –> Roussignon –> Lourmarin –> Ansoui –> Moustiers-Saint-Marie –> Les Baux-de-Provence –> Mirmande –> Vézelay –> Noyers –> Paris
Spoiler: BONUS in the end of the post!
I LOVE road trips. The window views, favorite music as a soundtrack to thoughts, car conversations, laughters, comfortable silence, driving towards a new adventure -everything. Whenever I have a chance, I jump in a car with people I love and take off to explore. In a way, these are also bonding trips, my equivalent to Steve Job’s long walks with those he cared about (no ambition here).