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France 12 - 24 June 2014
12. Woerden - Paris - Lyon Airport Saint Exupery - EMLYON business school - Lyon St.Just
13. La basilique de Notre-Dame de Fourvière, Le Vieux Lyon
14. Lyon St.just - Pont du Gard - Avignon
15. Avignon - Arles (Van Gogh) - St.Remy-de-Provence (Van Gogh) - Avignon
16. Avignon - Aigues Mortes - Avignon
17. Avignon - Mont Ventoux - Sisteron - Castellane
18. Castellane - Grasse - Cannes - Castellane
19. Castellane - Gorges du Verdon - Lac de Sainte-Croix - Draguignan - Mandelieu-la-Napoule
20. Mandelieu-la-Napoule - Cannes - Mandelieu-la-Napoule
21. Mandelieu-la-Napoule - Grasse - Sisteron - Grenoble - Albertville - Annecy
23. Annecy - Col du Petit-Saint-Bernard (Italy) - Annecy
24. Annecy - Airport Lyon-Saint Exupery - Paris - Woerden
Collecting the rental car at Lyon Airport
Weiwei at her exchange program in France
living building, 276 euro for 2 weeks
In front of the Théatre et Odéon Antiques in Lyon
Notre-Dame de Fourvière in Lyon
young people practice for Sunday
iPhone fashion girl
passion fruit and mango ice in Vieux Lyon (Old Lyon)
our shared apartment in Lyon St.Just
Spain - Holland
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Pont du Gard was built shortly before the Christian era to allow the aqueduct
of Nîmes (which is almost 50 km long) to cross the Gard river. The Roman
architects and hydraulic engineers who designed this bridge, which stands
almost 50 m high and is on three levels - the longest measuring 275 m - created
a technical as well as an artistic masterpiece.
in the apartement in Avignon of Elise, teacher Italian
Elise has so many interests, especially: Italy, literature, food and tango
Avignon became home of the popes in 1309, who were fleeing the violent
chaos of Rome. Palais des Papes (Papal palace) is one of the largest
and most important medieval Gothic buildings in Europe. One time fortress
and palace, the papal residence was the seat of Western Christianity during
the 14th century six papal conclaves were held in the Palais, leading to
the elections of Benedict XII in 1334 till Antipope Benedict XIII in 1394.
The Pont Saint-Bénézet, also known as the Pont d'Avignon, inspiration for
the song "Sur le pont d'Avignon".
dinner in the apartment in Avignon
Vincent van Gogh lived here from 20 February 1888 till 3 May 1889.
the Rhone River quay with "Starry Night" by Vincent van Gogh
During his stay in Arles Van Gogh made about 300 drawings and paintings.
Spectators in the Arena at Arles by van Gogh
Courtyard of the Hospital in Arles where Van Gogh stayed on and off
from December 24, 1888 to early May 1889 as a result of the infamous ear incident.
Langlois Bridge a few kilometers South of Arles
Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, 26 kilometer North-East of Arles.
On May 8, 1889 van Gogh voluntarily entered the asylum of St. Paul in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence
renamed the Clinique Van Gogh, from May 1889 until May 1890. During much
of his stay there he was confined to the grounds of the asylum, and he made
paintings of the garden, the enclosed wheat field that he could see outside his
room and a few portraits of individuals at the asylum.
lavender gardens of the St.Paul clinic
offered by M.Klapholz
attemp of a replica of one of his bedrooms in Arles
this version of Starry Night is made in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence
Glanum, just South of Saint-Rémy.
Two well-preserved Roman monuments of the 1st century B.C., known as
les Antiques, a mausoleum and a triumphal arch (the oldest in France).
ready for a day trip to Aigues-Mortes, a French commune in the Languedoc-Roussillon region.
The medieval city walls surrounding the city are well preserved.
we like the lizards on the walls
leaving Avignon, goodbye Elise
(Our wonderful hostess)
climbing the moon landscape of Mont Ventoux
Weiwei suffers altitude sickness...
our gîte just south of Castellane
good cook in the large shared kitchen of the gîte
stop in 'perfume city' Grasse during a day trip to the coast
hike to Notre Dame de Roc in Castellane
procession during cholera outbreak in 1835
Castellane and Verdon river seen from the Roc
Market in Castellane
my favorite spot for a lunch break along the Verdon river
(just a few minutes West of Castellane)
Point Sublime Gorges du Verdon
Lac de Sainte Croix
lavender fields West of Moustier-ste-Marie
Lac de Sainte Croix
our studio in Mandelieu-la-Napoule near Cannes
relaxing afternoon at the beach of Cannes
home made fish dinner
Sisteron and citadel
the Alps on the way to Grenoble
our shared apartment in Annecy-le-Vieux, owned by a French-Chinese couple
trying hard to finish group work for her study
the sign on the bed sheet means: happiness
ready to explore Annecy on Sunday
Yangshuo, sister city in China
Lac d'Annecy recreation
joining Zumba in Annecy
chicken salad, courgette with eggs
mountain day trip
on our way to Italy
The Little St Bernard Pass (French: Col du Petit Saint-Bernard, Italian: Colle del Piccolo San Bernardo)
is a mountain pass in the Alps on the France-Italy border. Its saddle is at 2188 metres above sea level.
border France - Italy
St. Bernard dog
ruins from World War II
last refreshing moments in Lac d'Annecy
taking the train back to Paris at Lyon Airport
arrived in Paris on the way to the Thalys train at Gare du Nord, and back to Holland
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