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The Beautiful Vaison-la-Romaine

19 Oct 2014

Time for another day trip post from the South of France? I think so. 

Fortunately for me, my flatmate's family own a little holiday home in the beautiful Provence, in a charming little town called Vaison-la-Romaine, and I was able to go and visit it a few weekends ago. It was honestly such a lovely change from the bustling city of Montpellier, and I had such a relaxing weekend! It felt like I was on holiday again and I even managed to forget about the many stresses of everyday life for a while...

After a spot of sunbathing in the garden, we ventured out for a wonder around the beautiful landscape and various Roman ruins in Vaison. Once again we were ridiculously lucky with the weather, and the sun was beaming down on us for the whole weekend. As someone who doesn't spend much time in hot countries usually I am looking preeeetty tanned right now!

The town also features a wonderful bridge (as do most picturesque French towns!).

We then made our way up the cobbled streets and steeps slopes, passing some lovely buildings on the way.

I'm absolutely in love with how colourful everything is here! I mean don't get me wrong, there's definitely something homely and comforting about the red brick and grey stone which you find everywhere in England, but the cream buildings and colourful shutters here are always so enchanting and charming.

Even the signs here show so much character...

Much to my delight, we kept on walking past these kinds of black and white pictures just mounted onto the outside of buildings. They weren't even little, they were big, big pictures! You could tell that each one had a story behind it, even the ones picturing everyday life like this one above!

We eventually reached some pretty spectacular viewing points, and this was probably the point where I felt most like I was on holiday, and also kind of missed my family a lot. I've always experienced these kinds of places with them in the past, and I'm used to being dragged up many a mountain and hill with them. Funnily enough, I actually enjoy hiking and all that malarkey now that I'm older and more appreciative!

After gradually making our way back down the hill, we wondered round the various shops...

This little Chocolaterie had a beautiful array of chocolates to sample throughout the shop, so naturally I jumped at the opportunity and ended up with five different tasty samples. Sorry not sorry!

After a potter around the town and the various adorable independent stores (can you tell how much I love all the shops around here yet?), my legs were in need of some rest and my stomach was in need of a snack so we stopped in a nearby café.

Naturally, we both ordered a crepe, and naturally, it was the classic chocolate and banana combination. You know when you have a favourite flavour combination and every time you go somewhere you convince yourself that you'll try something new... and it just never happens because you're never willing to take the risk that it's not quite as good? Well that's my attitude towards crepes.

All in all it was a lovely, very relaxing weekend and a great way to make the most of the weather before we move into November and the temperature actually starts to drop here!

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3 comments on "The Beautiful Vaison-la-Romaine"
  1. Making me so so jealous! Such gorgeous photographs.
    I love your dress as well, the tie straps are so cute :)

  2. You are looking as beautiful as ever Imogen! I can't believe how lucky you are with the weather - serious pangs of jealousy kicking in right about now!! That crepe looks yummy too. Such pretty photos! x

  3. I have the sudden urge to travel because of this. I need to travel, please take me on your adventures.

    You're so beautiful also!


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