Dordogne and Provence Trip

Before I head to middle-of-nowhere France on Friday, I’ve decided to catch up on my last trip to the Dordogne and Provence regions, which my parents and I visited in early April.

My dad, travel planner extraordinaire, drove us all around the two regions.

Below are photos, organized by towns visited.


Wine tasting.

Chateau de Montbazillac with an ominous sky.



I have trouble believing this is real.


Saturday market.


Josephine Baker’s former chateau.


I thought princess waves were appropriate. This photos also illustrates my love of standing atop things I shouldn’t be. This would later get me into trouble.


A foggy morning overlooking the valley.


Gardens of the Toulouse-Lautrec museum.

Albi cathedral.


Cassoulet in its native city.

Fortress walls at night.

Les Baux:

Best views in Provence.

I ignored the “danger” sign and climbed to the top. Two minutes after this photo was taken, I slipped, fell, and hit the back of my head on a rock. The bump is just now going away.

Pont du Gard:

Mom and Dad were last there 25 years ago.


The only Roman theatre in Europe with an extant stage wall.


Adorable upper town.

The perfect Provencal town.


The dinner of many wines. And almost as many sing-alongs.

With Pont d’Avignon barely visible in the background.

Place de l’Horloge

Outside Lyon:

Trompe l’oeil ceiling.

The secondary buildings of my host family’s chateau.

I need to stop there because I can’t go further without hyperventilating slightly.

Miss you, Mom and Dad!

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