Honeymoon Travel Guide: Provence, vol. 2, p.1

Provence (revisited)

Last October, I headed out on a road-trip to Provence for a week with friends. I’ve already shared the little jaunt we took to coastal Cassis as well as our drive along the Cote d’Azur and you’ve seen a bit of Provence already from J&I’s trip in the Spring 2011 but today I thought I’d share a bit more of Provence with you. One of my favorite towns has to be St. Remy. We planned our trip so we’d be in town on market day ….

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Market days in France are basically the equivalent of heaven on earth.

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The soap stand always gets me and my friend. The scents are intoxicating and we love to spend forever deciding which scents to spend a small fortune on.DSC_0331 DSC_0332 DSC_0333

Propolis is actually ‘bee spit.’ We were told that the healing properties of bee spit were found by beekeepers who always had perfectly moisturized hands. I keep a bar in the guest bath.

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My fellow francophile and friend, B, and I, had a hug-in sesh with Vincent before we toured the sanitarium he stayed at in the late 1800s. It was my second time touring the St. Remy estate. The backside of the sanitarium boasts a gorge lavender field.

Photography by Sarah Darcy of Classic Bride blog.

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  1. Anonymous
    September 5, 2012 / 6:20 PM

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  2. September 5, 2012 / 8:59 PM

    Why oh why is everything just more magical in Europe?! Love your market day photos…sigh!

  3. September 6, 2012 / 12:06 AM

    One of my favorite details from Provence are those lovely blue shutters. Wonderful pictures 🙂