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Photoblog: Spring Break in Southern France

March 2018

In Spain, their “spring break” is actually for holy week, the week leading up to Easter Sunday. Hailey and I decided to go to southern France for our week off. We did a Saturday to Saturday and we were still able to catch some Semana Santa processions on Easter Sunday in Córdoba; make sure to check out my epic photoblog of the celebration.

We had a really relaxing week, eating crepes and drinking coffee by the pier and watching movies at night. We rented a car for two days to drive around some of the smaller towns in the Provence region of France including stops in Aix-en-Provence, Arles, Gordes, and Avignon. March was a nice time of year to go because there were no crowds but it wasn’t the prettiest time to go either. No flowers or gardens were in bloom since the dregs of winter were just beginning to fade. I’d love to return to this region in July when all the lavender fields are in bloom!

Marseille

Outside the train station of Marseille, details details details

Quaint bookstore prints in Marseille, France

Savon de Marseille, traditional Marseille Soap!

@writerhayleyelizabeth outside a cathedral in Marseille, France

The gorgeous cathedral on the hill in Marseille, FranceStreet art of Marseille, France @writerhayleyelizabethThis view! The pier in Marseille, France at sunset with @writerhayleyelizabeth

Provence Region

Working monastery outside of Marseille, France in the Provence region with @writerhayleyelizbethAbbaye Notre-Dame de SénanqueGordes, FranceAvignon papacyView of Avignon from the papacy

Nice and Monaco

Street view of Nice, FranceMeditative view on Nice beach in FranceThe lovely water of a Nice beach in FranceSunset on the beach of Nice, France@writerhayleyelizabeth in the Monaco casinoCityscape of MonacoA cathedral in MonacoOranges at the market it Nice, FranceFlower stand at the market in Nice, FranceRose, roses, roses: red and white at a market in Nice, FranceBeautiful, colorful hydrangeas at a market in Nice, FranceThe pier of Nice, France on an overcast day with @writerhayleyelizabeth

What do you think? Have I inspired you to visit southern France? I know I want to go back! If only for the crepes.

Happy Travels-

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