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Van Gogh’s Arles With a Little Roman Ruin For Chaser

Thursday we visited Arles, site of Vincent Van Gogh’s brief, but productive, stay in Provence the penultimate year of his life. He painted many pictures here and the locations are marked by easel-shaped plaques depicting the paintings in the place … Continue reading

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Walled Medieval Towns

Two days this week we visited one of the smallest and one of the largest walled towns in this area: Haut-Poul and Carcassonne. Haut-Poul is a tiny village of no more than 40 houses terraced onto a cliffside far above … Continue reading

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On the way to Sarlat we spent one night in Chanonceaux, a charming town outside of Amboise. It is best known for the Chateau Chanonceau, the third most visited chateau in France. We didn’t have time for the chateau, but … Continue reading

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