Where I went: the Provence region and Paris
Who I went with: my mother, father, and brother
When we went: summer of 2012
What we did: In Provence, we stayed in the small town of Aups for a few days. On the first day, we went and explored the nearby lavender and wheat fields. On the second day, we drove to a lovely lake that had the clearest water I've ever seen–– it was astounding. On the last day, we drove through small towns, hiked, and explored.
In Paris, we did all of the touristy things. We went to the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, the Notre Dame, and rode on one of those ridiculous double decker tourist buses.
Why it is #6 on my list: France was gorgeous! The countryside was amazing, and Paris was stunning. My only complaint is that I wish I could've spent more time in Paris. We were in Paris for only three days, and it felt a little rushed. Otherwise, it was perfect.
|Provence: Lavender–– the fields were gorgeous. It wasn't the peak of their season, so they weren't in full|
bloom, but it was still so pretty.
|Provence: A wheat field as a storm rolled in. As soon as I took this picture, it started pouring.|
|Provence: A bee pollinating lavender. There were so many bees swarming everywhere!|
|Provence: A lake. If I remember correctly, it's Lake St. Croix. There were a ton of people snorkeling|
|Provence: Leaning over a wall in the small town of Moustiers-Sainte-Marie.|
|Provence: Ivy climbing the wall of an old building. I absolutely love the look of ivy growing on buildings!|
|Paris: In front of the Eiffel Tower at sundown with my father.|
|Paris: Awkward photo with the Eiffel Tower in the background.|
(I really, really loved that dress. Looking back, I don't know why. It's somewhat hideous.)
|Paris: Locks on the bridge. I really wish I had placed a lock on the bridge!|
|Paris: The Eiffel Tower at night.|
|Paris: A photo I took of the reflection of the Eiffel Tower in my brother's eye.|
Stay tuned to read about my #5 destination next week! If you've been to France, what did you love about it? Feel free to share your experience in the comments below!