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February 22nd 2016
Published: February 22nd 2016
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Beautiful stonework: typical small town church
Apologies everyone- we have had no internet for the last 9 days so no ability to upload our photos our post a blog entry! Our journey continues and Italy and now France are both amazingly beautiful countries that render surprises at every turn. We have been to Cabris with Michael's son Simon, wife Sophie and two girls Clara and Fleur. Now we have journeyed northward towards Paris, Borgoule, the western edge of the Loire Valley, to Fontainebleu an hour south of Paris. Tomorrow we say goodbye to our trusty car: after a luggage drop off in Paris. Nervous driver, but we should be ok. Wish us luck. Three days in Paris and then off to London. The home stretch!


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The French/London family The French/London family
The French/London family

Simon, Fleur, Clara and Sophie (left to right)
Foret Domaniale de l'EsterelForet Domaniale de l'Esterel
Foret Domaniale de l'Esterel

The French can always use too many words! Why not just call it Dromana or something simple
Same place looking inlandSame place looking inland
Same place looking inland

Amazing red rocks that lit up like Ayres rock (Uluru) does
Saint-Cezaire sur SiagneSaint-Cezaire sur Siagne
Saint-Cezaire sur Siagne

Who knows what the river is called?
MonsMons
Mons

At last a simple name: beautiful hilltop medieval fort town
FortificationFortification
Fortification

Creative slits for defending fortress
Mons at sunsetMons at sunset
Mons at sunset

Can you guess that we were quite taken by this town
Simon in the roman aqueductSimon in the roman aqueduct
Simon in the roman aqueduct

Cut straight through the rock at this point, the aqueduct stretching all the way from the mountains hundreds of km to the coast (Frejus)
Rugged mountains: Gourdon at the topRugged mountains: Gourdon at the top
Rugged mountains: Gourdon at the top

Where we stopped for a visit, bought some lovely linen and picnicked on our way to the snow. Town famous for perfume making.
Rounded fort wall Rounded fort wall
Rounded fort wall

Built on the natural rocks then the poor guys had to straighten the building
Cathedral and Clock tower: Cathedral and Clock tower:
Cathedral and Clock tower:

Very distinct stonework


22nd February 2016
Perfume making equipment.

Same Pic
We have a photo of this same piece of equipment! We were there in 2008 :)
22nd February 2016
Perfume making equipment.

Copy cats!
OMG that is SO amazing xx

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