Wednesday, November 08, 2006

On the road.....

I've been on the road, without computer access, but taking photos to share once we get back to PARIS. We were in NICE,where we enjoyed meeting up with friends, strolling along the sea, soaking up sun. The weather was quite warm. We took day trips to a couple villages (St. Paul, Grasse) and enoyed them a lot. Last Friday, we took the train to BEZIERS, getting to watch the landscape change as we covered a lot of territory heading west along the coast. In BEZIERS, we're staying with friends, enjoying seeing their little town and nearby places. Our friends drove us up into the mountains nearby - Lamalou, where there are thermal baths; Olargue, where there was a chestnut fete and we had lunch. By train, we went to COLLIOURE one day, down the coast near Spain. It's the town where the Fauvist art movement started. Matisse, Dufy, Derain, Picasso, Charles Rennie Macintosh and others, all came to enjoy the light in this seaside village. Yesterday, we took the train to TOULOUSE, which is relatively speaking, big. We saw a terrific art exhibition there. Two things we were happy about: it was sunny & mild, and the "social action" (train strike) started after our train left to return us to BEZIERS. Whew! AND the strike ends at 8h tomorrow (8 AM) so our return train to PARIS is not affected. Another whew! My French improves daily, we continue to enjoy food, ah bread,cheese,pastries, and wine, and discovering new places, and visiting old friends. More from Paris where I hope to use my laptop and post images. In the meantime, gros bisous from the south of France.

1 comment:

Juli said...

Great to catch an update!