Villefranche-sur-Mer, France

Where we are right now, two nights at the Hotel Welcome (far right in photo) in the gorgeous village of Villefranche-sur-Mer near Nice. This is a nice splurge on one of the most beautiful coastlines in France.


We had our lunch on June 10th in the charming hillside town of Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, or simply Moustiers, (Mostiers Santa Maria in Occitan) is a commune in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department in southeastern France, a part of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region. As we approached, we stopped to take photos from the fields below. But, the real photos […]

Gorges du Verdon

The Verdon Gorge (in French: Gorges du Verdon or Grand canyon du Verdon), in south-eastern France (Alpes-de-Haute-Provence), is a river canyon that is often considered to be one of Europe’s most beautiful. It is about 25 kilometers long and up to 700 meters deep. It was formed by the Verdon River, which is named after […]

Glanum, memory of the past near St. Remy-de-Provence, France

We visited this monument the other day. It is an incredible experience that need at least two hours to enjoy fully. Glanum was an oppidum, or fortified town, founded by a Celto-Ligurian people called the Salyens in the 6th century B.C. It was known for the healing power of its spring. It became a Roman […]

A Visit to Arles, France

One of the largest concentrations of the ruins of the Roman Empire in France can be found in Arles. From a long bridge leading into the city over the marshes to an amphitheater, large theater complex and a portion of the Roman Forum plus other ruins make this a destination not just for lovers of […]

Roman Aqueduct into Arles from Les Alpilles

We learned today when we visited the ancient Greco-Roman remains of Glanum, near St. Remy-de-Provence that an ancient dam once held back rainwater collected in the rugged gorges of Les Alpilles. This artificial lake fed an aqueduct that supplied water to the large city of Arles, located to the west. We found remains of that […]