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May 20, 2016 - Cannes - leave off the 's' substitute 'r' for the first 'n' and you are nearly there

This was one of the more surreal days of our holiday. We caught the bus from our place in Villeneuve-Loubet to Cannes. This took an hour and we saw a bit of suburban France on the way. We had hoped to see the wonderful coast but not on our bus. When we got there: heaps of people. Heaps of luxury. We walked along the board walk and saw many different people groups/nationalities and down right different. We stayed to watch the cattle judging at the film festival for which this place is famous. Yes we just happened to be here during the...

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May 18, 2016 - Village hop

We went all over the place today. Saw the source of the Sourge at Fontaine de Vaucluse. Interesting walk up a creek. INterstnig theories on the source. We saw paper being made out of rags, beautiful villages up hills, old churches, older monastery, stone huts, where ochre is mined in Rousilon and of course narrow roads. These are fine until someone comes at you in the other direction. And when it is a camper van I sweat. Never hit the gutter Chris is sure we will end up in it though. There is a famous abbey here that is on lots of post...

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May 17, 2016 - Visit Vaison la Romain

You guessed it - Romain ruins all over the place, along with Medieval remains. We fluked a market day (again) so the place was incredibly crowded. Parking the car we took the usual precautions of taking a picture of where we parked it, wrote down street names and this time no map as we are feeling like locals - not really I don't think we could lose it. So much fresh quality looking cheese, fruit, vegetables olive oil, nuts, dried fruit, seafood and then so much junk. I am sure $2 shops empty their shelves in the hope of selling something....

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May 16, 2016 - Off to Orange

I wanted a quiet day to help my recovery from a cold. Yes thanks for your concern. So we drove about 30 minutes north to Orange where there are the remains of a Roman theatre. A huge structure and some of the building still remains. This is surprising as the Romans must have been hated by the locals and their conquerors. There is a huge arc de triumph on the way in. It shows graphically in freeze Romans beating up the locals. Lots of stone was removed and reinvented in other buildings, and the whole structure was built upon for housing....

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