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annhig Nov 8th, 2008 03:44 PM

hi dudette,

glad you topped this as I'd missed it first time round and it's a great read.

regards, ann

P_M Nov 8th, 2008 03:47 PM

bookmarking, thanks.

TDudette Nov 9th, 2008 07:50 AM

Thanks for kind words to all. Am working on posting more pix.

Mamaw-Agree about Nimes-very nice city. The arena was impressive-better than Verona's? We watched a student protest in Montpellier in 2006-many young men in dresses and students with poorly-made signs passed by all of us in the cafes, but don't believe there were 5000! Really, make those clothes work! Sorry you had a snooty clerk. Your meal sounds wonderful. Thanks for kind words and health wishes-I'm ready to "boogie" now!

cigalechanta-The snails were all white. How long would it take to consume them! It gives the cutest mind picture. :-d

TDudette Nov 9th, 2008 08:43 AM

Below should take you to best shots of this trip. Problems, please let me know-I'm really experimenting with photo posting.

cigalechanta Nov 9th, 2008 09:29 AM

it takes awhile but I prefer the tiny(size of a fingernail)clams, called Tellines of the Camargue.

crefloors Nov 9th, 2008 09:36 AM

The pictures came up just fine. I'm glad this got topped...a great read, I loved the detail. Thanks for posting.

TDudette Nov 9th, 2008 10:14 AM

Thanks creflors! Did you use Flickr or worldisround?

cigalechanta-Eensy clams also?! This would explain the long meals in France, eh?!

TPAYT Nov 9th, 2008 03:08 PM

Again, thanks for the detailed report. I made a few notes for our next trip to France. It's always nice to find some places noton the usual tourist guides.

sorayascot May 8th, 2009 06:51 AM

Loved your report - was looking at your Italy photos as we are going in September but ended up falling in love with the Provence ones. My DH is looking for somewhere for a 3 month sabbatical and I think I just found it, Gordes lookes amazing - off to look for cheap accomodation for him. Thanks for the inspiration!

TDudette May 8th, 2009 07:46 PM

Thanks, sorayascot. If you haven't already, use the search function for Provence hotels. There are soooo many people with excellent info. Glad you enjoyed the TR.

cigalechanta May 8th, 2009 08:00 PM

I hope there is more?

TDudette May 8th, 2009 08:05 PM

Thanks, cigalechanta but that was it for Paris/Provence/Paris. Hope to go back again sooooon. I'm still thinking about the tiny snails!

cigalechanta May 8th, 2009 08:29 PM

I only now tonight looked at your photos which I enjoyed. Lourmarin is one of my favorite villages and i'm glad you were not put off by Les Baux as so many jaded posters say forget it when it is a unique perche village.

TDudette Nov 19th, 2011 09:27 AM

PS-I keep forgetting the name of our tour company and it is:

Now I must remember that I've posted it here.

TDudette Dec 16th, 2013 08:14 AM

Topping for Jim143

P_M Dec 16th, 2013 04:03 PM

When I read this the first time I hoped someday to visit Provence and that dream finally came true earlier this year. It's great to re-read your report and to relive my trip.

I did not care much for the lavender ice cream in Roussillon, I thought it looked a lot better than it tasted but I'm glad I gave it a try. I also loved Gordes, what an incredible town. The only bad thing about visiting Provence is the sad, sinking feeling you get when it's time to go home.

Great report, thanks.

TDudette Dec 19th, 2013 07:23 AM

Lavender ice cream didn't "grab" me either! Thanks P_M, I'm so glad you made the trip. A really special area, eh?

YankyGal Dec 19th, 2013 11:11 AM

Just getting to this now - what a great read, TDudette!

I'm embarrassed to say I have not been to Provence in nearly 15 years! But your report reminded me of what a special place it is - need to go back for sure. Thank you.

P.S. I laughed at the post office story. I think we probably all have some version of a funny (frustrating is probably a more accurate word, though) post office story.

TDudette Dec 19th, 2013 01:27 PM

Thanks, YankyGal. As popular as the area seems to be, I'm wondering how changed you'd find it after 15 years. We really enjoyed Aix and Montpellier as bases for travel in the area.

This was DH's last trip where he felt well so it's doubly sweet to re-read it.

TDudette Jan 19th, 2014 08:21 AM

Topping for tuscanlifeedit

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