After spending some time in the Alsace region, we slowly made our way to Provence, first staying in Nîmes (with a fun, spontaneous visit from our friend, Marie!) and then heading to the teeny-tiny town of Fontvielle to basecamp with day trips to Avignon and Arles.
What can be said about the South of France that hasn’t been said before? We fueled up on pan au chocolat every day for breakfast then went on a hunt for every carousel in France. The hundreds of pink flamingos in the Parc naturel régional de Camargue were Eliza’s favorite thing and the Roman ruins may have been the highlight for us grown-ups.
Seeing the Greek Acropolis (built in ~4000 BC) not long ago and now seeing these Roman arenas in Nîmes and Arles (and the nearby Pont du Gard aqueduct bridge), time feels suddenly very fleeting … I recently read a quote from Marie Antoinette: “nothing is new except what has been forgotten” and that feels very true in these towns. And in these days.