Tour of Provence with Riviera Travel in October 2008.


Montagne Sainte-Victoire, a huge limestone ridge just to the east of Aix-en-Provence where we stayed for our weeks holiday in France. Flamingoes in the sea on the Rhone delta known as the Camargue. Wild white horses typical of the Camargue. Rice paady fields in the Camargue. How Van Gogh painted the original bridge. The replica bridge where  Van Gogh painted the original. Olive groves and ancient castle on the way through the Les Baux Gorge. The amazing 2,000 year old Roman aqueduct of Pont du Gard. The bridge added by Napoleon.in front of the aqueduct. Downstream view from the bridge of the Pont du Gard aqueduct. The remains of the ancient Avignon bridge of school French lessons fame ...."Sous le pont d'Avignon .......". Avignon with city wall and Cathedral in centre. Avignon Cathedral and Bishops Palace. Avignon, looking towards the old bridge. Lourmarin village market in the Luberon mountains near Aix-en-Provence. Lourmarin Lourmarin Lourmarin Lourmarin Gordes. Gordes. Pont Julien near Gordes, a 2,000 year old Roman bridge in every day use until 2005. Center of Roussillon with Town Hall on the left. Roussillon. Old ochre quarry. Ochre quarries all around Roussillon. Ochre quarries all around Roussillon, viewed from the highest view point. Ochre quarries all around Roussillon, viewed from the highest view point. Abbaye de Sénanque near Gordes, with Pasquale driving our coach on a very narrow single track road above the abbey. A superb driver and nice coach. A typical avenue of plain trees on the way back to Aix -en-Provence.