Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Provence By Car

Hello!  I hope you all are having a wonderful week!!

I have started sorting through all of my photos from our trip to France and so I wanted to start sharing some of them with you.

We rented a little manual transmission Peugeot to drive around Provence.  I do not know how to drive "stick shift," and my husband had not driven a manual transmission car since he was in high school!  Needless to say, it was a bit of an experience, but we managed {mostly} :)

The roads in France are all very husband liked to joke that they were more like bicycle paths than roads!  Everyone drives quite fast and the roads are all curvy and winding...and, honestly, quite treacherous!!  I risked life and limb to hunt down the best brocante items for all of you :))

With all of the driving around Provence that we did, I was always hanging out the window taking photos or asking Steve to stop so that I could jump out and snap a quick picture.  So, today's post features some of the pictures I took while we drove about the Provencal countryside...

{I loved the olive groves in Saint-Remy-de-Provence}

Lavender season was long over by the time we made it to Provence, but when I spotted this beautiful field awash in a lavender hue, I had to jump out of the car and check it out!

I'm not quite sure what flower this even is, maybe statice?  It was very pretty though!

And, home base for us while we were in Provence, was at this beautiful, vintage stone farmhouse...

we loved our stay at Mas Du Petit Grava!

Breakfast was served outside and we also loved that spot under the tree for a glass {or two} of wine at night!  We enjoyed incredible weather while in Provence...mid-80's during the afternoon, but it always cooled off nicely by dinnertime and if was cool and quite comfortable in the mornings.

I will be back with more photos from our trip, but in the meantime, I'd love for you to join me on Facebook, as I do seem to be a bit quicker at posting pics over there :)

Enjoy the rest of your night!!