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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
                  22. 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







www.catholique-chinois.fr



Chinese Bible



iPhone fashion girl





passion fruit and mango ice in Vieux Lyon (Old Lyon)







our shared apartment in Lyon St.Just



Spain - Holland
1 - 5





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.











relaxing





in the apartement in Avignon of Elise, teacher Italian





Elise has so many interests, especially: Italy, literature, food and tango





Avignon



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





Arles
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







St.Paul courtyard



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











refreshing



leaving Avignon, goodbye Elise (Our wonderful hostess)





climbing the moon landscape of Mont Ventoux











Weiwei suffers altitude sickness...







Montbrun-les-Bains





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







Cannes





















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)





strong man



Point Sublime Gorges du Verdon









Lac de Sainte Croix



lavender fields West of Moustier-ste-Marie











Lac de Sainte Croix



Bauduen



our studio in Mandelieu-la-Napoule near Cannes





relaxing afternoon at the beach of Cannes









mediterranean jump





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





grilled chicken



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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