Wednesday, September 14, 2011

A Summer Vacation in the South of France

Camargue cocos rouges haricots beans

La Tartine Gourmande, one of my favorite food bloggers writes about her summer vacation near the nature preserve of La Camargue south of the village of Arles on the Mediterrean Sea. She has successfully whet my appetite for a summer in the south of France.

Ancient Roman ruins. Art of Cezanne, Van Gogh and Picasso. Cafe au lait at shady sidewalk cafes. Leisurely strolls along boulevards ornamented with a thousand fountains. Long lunches. Afternoon naps. Late dinners.

I'd like to rent a cute, little house in a village with a daily market where I can walk to buy fresh, natural, organic, local fish and vegetables every day.

Tour. Shop. Cook. Eat. Speak French like a native, or at least a native of South Louisiana.  Explore the wilderness and the culture of Provence. No particular schedule. As the spirit moves me.

It's a lovely dream.
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