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Postcards from a South-of-France Summer…

First, I would like to say a big merci to everyone who entered the Walker’s Provence contest.  Our winner (comment #6 chosen by random.org) was Evelyn and it sounds like she’ll put those walks to good use! I really enjoyed reading everyone’s favorite places to cruise around and thanks for all of your “walking” inspiration.

I’m sharing today a few “postcards” from around the South this time of year.  So far we’re having a very lazy summer, this past week being the start of my official vacation time. And although we’ll be heading north for a bit, I really thought to myself, what’s wrong with staying right where we are this year?

I mean, I like getting dolled-up in my summer finest and rolling my carry-on to all points exotic as much as the next gal, and even though it’s a bit frowned upon to not “get away” during your vacances, I don’t really see what the big fuss is about.  “I only truly feel on vacation if I leave the country” said one well-meaning French friend the other day… managing to hold her champagne glass & extend one perfectly-manicured pinky in the air all at the same time…. (ok, I made that last part up, but you get the picture).

Honestly I feel perfectly content to stay home and take advantage of all the things that we’re too busy to do normally… long lunches during the middle of the week, market days, and of course, the beach, the beach, the crystal-clear-blue-and-aquamarine-glorious beach.

Rose

Port of Toulon Collage1

 

Castellet Studio

 

Sanary Market Collage

About Tuula

I’m a 40-ish American woman & I’ve been blogging about my travels around belle Provence since moving here in 2010. You can also find my travel writing in International Living magazine, Charming Small Hotels (France), & Living France magazine. Bienvenue!

3 comments on “Postcards from a South-of-France Summer…

  1. stadtgarten

    Wonderful pictures!
    For me there is nothing better than a summer spent in Provence!
    Bon weekend, Monika from “Country Living in the City”

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  2. Gigi. Gigisfrenchwindow.blogspot.com

    Hi Tuula, thanks for sharing these gorgeous photos! Makes me even more excited to be heading to Provence in a couple of weeks..youpi! Love the petunia ‘trees’ , just had to share you on face book today . Bon weekend 🙂

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  3. Absolutely GORGEOUS, Tuula!!! Sigh and swoon and smile. 🙂 What lovely adventures you’ve had this summer. 🙂

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