The Cool House: The Bastille Day 10

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

The Bastille Day 10

In honour of Bastille Day and a few hours spent looking at photos culled (mostly) from old albums - very 20th Century. Here are 10 places I miss in France:

La Trinité sur Mer near Carnac in Brittany. The fishing boats

and the beaches.

St Malo
, a walled city in Normandy.

The sense of desolation at Aigues-Mortes in the Camargue. And the wild horses, pink flamingos and black bulls of the surrounding delta.

photo: wikicommons

, for its Roman Arena and links to Vincent van Gogh.

photo: wikicommons

Colmar, for all the pretty flowers and all the vins d'Alsace.

photo: wikicommons

The Catalan area of France, Languedoc-Roussillon, for its climate, food, people and the ancient towns of Perpignan, Sète, Béziers, Nîmes and Carcassone.

photo: wikicommons

. The river valley cuts through limestone cliffs making it one of the most scenic areas of France with superb kayaking.

Dijon, heart of Burgundy... and the Burgundian way of life.

The Loire Valley,

its chateaux and its wines.

and of course, Paris.


Maya said...

I've got so many memories of France too. Loved Brittany and Saint Malo!

heidi said...

How adorable is Paris 1992!?


I love this post! Those are some of my favorite spots too - Carnac, Colmar, the Camargue and Burgundy!

le banc moussu said...

And what about Baie de Somme. Such a nice part of France. I'm just arriving there. De belles vacances en vue. Anyway these are nice pictures of your Frecn vacations
A bientôt

modernemama said...

Abbeville je connais bien mais j'etais souvent a l'autre côté de l'E42 :)
have a great vacation