#1: Paris, Provence, and the Cote d’Azur

Some Things Never Change….thank goodness!

1978 Eiffel Tower, Paris.
1978 Eiffel Tower, Paris. Photo: J. Chung
2010 Eiffel Tower, Paris.
2010 Eiffel Tower, Paris. Photo: J. Chung

My First Trip To France:

  • Paris
  • Train down to Avignon
  • Provence-Gordes, Nimes, Arles, Rouillisson, Les Baux, Cavaillon, Apt, and Cassis
  • Cotes d’Azur-Nice, Fontaine de Vaucluse, St. Paul de Vence, Eze, Grasse, and Monaco
  • Fly home from Paris

Highlights of the trip:

  • Falling asleep on the bus during a tour of Paris (jet lag)
  • Getting a warm baguette from the local bakery each morning in the town of Gordes
  • Sleeping with baby scorpions who were “hanging out” on the wall in our house
  • Drinking Chateauneuf-du-Pape wine like it was water each night
  • Tasting truffles for the first time
  • Hearing the cicadas chirp
  • Entering the casino in Monte Carlo underage

Check out more about this first trip in a letter to my father: Dear Dad: Thank You For Taking Me To FranceTrip #1 to France_ Paris and Provence

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