S: France 2011
FC: Paris, Provence & the Riviera
1: Paris, Provence & the Riviera July 2011
2: Our first day in Paris. Some cafe au lait and a chocolate crepe was high priority. | Bonjour Paris!
3: A stroll through Jardin du Luxembourg
5: Sidewalk cafes were everywhere
8: Sights on the bus tour...
10: More sights around Paris...
12: Waiting in line for the Eiffel Tower and climbing our way to view the city from the top.
13: The Eiffel Tower
16: The Louvre
17: The gardens and sites of Versailles
18: Paris at night along a Seine River Cruise
21: The famous restaurant in the train station | Preparing to board the high speed train. Au Revoir Paris!
23: We arrived in Aix "X" 2-3 hours later via the TGV, traveling at speeds of 200mph. Beautiful sights of sunflower fields along the way. Aix is known for being the birth place of painter Paul Cezanne and its French countryside, lavender fields and textile fabrics.
24: Touring around The Old Town
25: The first half of the day we spent visiting Paul Cezanne's studio, the rest of the day was spent on a guided tour around town
26: Nate listening to our guided tour | Fresh drinking water is found in all the fountains | I got to enjoy my favorite European apperitif, Campari!
33: Now this is where it got scary...
34: We decided to explore on our own in Marseille | By looking at these pictures, one would never guess it was the scariest boat ride of our lives to see the Fjords and do a little snorkeling.
35: Next stop... The French Riveria (or Cote d'Azur)
36: First stop... the quaint seaside town of Cassis, a fishing port, known for its pebbly beaches and calanques.
40: Nice, France Bastille Day July 14, 2011
47: Au Revoir France Jusqu'a ce que nous nous retrouvions