Back home in Provence ( last part )
"Les Carrieres de Lumieres" is the one thing you don't want to miss when in Provence. It runs pretty much all year , every day except for january and february when they work on setting up the new show for the year . It is set inside the old quarries in between Les Baux and Saint Remy both main tourists attractions but not everybody knows about this amazing show . Famous paintings are projected on the quarry's walls and floor as you walk through them ...it moves , changes and surround you with moving amazing art . This year the represented painters are Monet , Renoir and Chagall .
It's stays at a cool 15- 17C even in summer ...so make sure to bundle up before to get in .
The village of Les Baux . Parking is at the bottom of the village and all streets are cobblestones ...no handicap access so I cannot take my mum there ...but it is a beautiful view for our picnic !
One stop in Saint Remy for a well deserved desert ...my all time favorite classic: Chocolat liegeois and coffee liegeois : cold chocolate milk with chocolate and vanilla ice cream or cold coffee with coffee and vanilla ice cream ...all topped with whipped cream of course ! Not complicated but so delicious !!
The typical roads lined with planes trees .
The popes palace in Avignon
I am coming to see the exhibition of some of Louise Bourgeois massive master pieces shown inside the palace .Louise Joséphine Bourgeois, was a renowned French-American artist and sculptor, one of the most important artists in modern and contemporary art, and known for her spider structures which resulted in her being nicknamed the Spiderwoman.
The Cathedral " Notre Dame des Doms ". The cathedral is going through some major renovations that started in september 2013 and are not yet finished so check before to plan a visit .
Hiking up to the top of the "Rocher des Doms" that gave the name to the cathedral. On top you have the best view of the famous "Pont d'Avignon "
One last meal before to leave ...has to be sweet breads " a la creme" with shaved summer truffles !! Summer truffles are very mild in flavor but the sweet breads sure were so sweet !
Sea snails with aioli
And some "choux a la creme" . We cannot finish dinner without a pastry !! We've had pastries every single meal...eat cheese , bread, meat ...so much food . Not only we didn't gain a pound but we digest it all like a charm ...here a single slice of bread can give us a serious stomach ache :( We know for sure now that it is not the gluten or the lactose the problem but something else , probably the grain itself and GMO products .