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France Itinerary – Paris & Provence, 14 Days.

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Itinerary covers main attractions in Paris – the Louvre, Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral, Sacre Coeur, Catacombs, Pantheon, Chateau de Versailles, Centre Pompidou,   Musee D’Orsay and Les Invalides.  In ProvenceSouthern France – Arles, Nimes, Orange, Pont Du Gard, the Camargue, Gordes, Roussillon, Menerbes, Lourmarin, L’Isle Sur La Sorgue and Aix En Provence.

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Holding the Louvre’s Pyramids @ Your Fingertips @ Paris France. Day 13 (I)

We visited the Louvre  on day 3.  Having too much to see and absorb, besides the artwork, we only managed to see the inverted and the stone pyramid and were too tired to see the big pyramids outside. (The inverted pyramid is supposed to be a symbol of chalice and Mary Magdelene is supposedly buried underneath the stone pyramid in The Da Vinci Code).    Continue reading

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Streets of Arles @ France. Day 12 (III)

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It was our last day in Southern France.  So much to see and so little time!! We visited the Theatre Antique d’Arles,  Arles AmphitheaterL’Espace Van Gogh, and we were left with not much time to explore the rest of Arles.

We did manage to wander through streets of Arles, cherishing the last few moments before we said good-bye to Southern France 🙁
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L’Espace Van Gogh @ Arles, France. Day 12 (II)

Espace Van Gogh @ Arles France 1
Van Gogh spent a year in Arles, where he produced some of the finest masterpieces.  Before visiting France, I never realized that most of Van Gogh’s paintings were based on real things and real places – Mulberry Trees, Starry Night Over the Rhone, Sunflowers, Cafe Terrace at Night, the Langlois Bridge and so on.  L’Espace Van Gogh is another example of Van Gogh’s painting subject, formerly a hospital, where he stayed for treatment after cutting off his ear.   Continue reading

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