France Day 6: Carcassonne, Nimes, Gordes

The morning light on the hillside at Ecuries du Saint Croix B&B in Carcassonne was beautiful.
The main house, where we had breakfast. [above]
Our room, the Celadon.
It was so lovely.

Then we continued our journey across France and stopped in Nimes to see the Arena. Built in 70AD and used for bullfights in 1863, it is the best preserved amphitheater of the Roman era. Unfortunately, we didn't have enough change for our meter, and with no re-admittance into the Arena, we got ripped off and had to leave before we even saw the Gladiator quarters below. So bummed. Though I should have taken one anyway, I didn't snap a shot of the interior because it was so updated with railings and seating, it didn't look authentic.
The disgusting lunch David bought. Though, the cheese on my sandwich made mine inedible. David actually ate this whole thing. And the coke slurpee was gross.

We arrived that night in Gordes, overlooking the Luberon Valley, where we would stay for two nights. It is known as one of the most beautiful places in France.
The Chapel was unlike any I've ever seen. Unfortunately, is was falling apart.
On the right [above] is Le Loup Blanc, recommended by our B&B host. You can see what looks like a cave inside the window (which we didn't see until after our meal). We sat outside. It was by far the best meal of our trip and probably the best meal either of us have ever tasted. We ordered the duck and I am salivating just thinking about it. Even the local olives were the best I've had.
We did not have good directions to get to La Guillone B&B in Gordes. We had an address that said Murs, which is the next hill-city over. We got lost for quite a while, yet again. [Have I mentioned we did everything old school with maps printed out? No GPS, no phone service.) Thankfully we had enough time to walk the streets of Gordes before it was too dark. Every night, we tried to be back to our B&B before dark, since directions can be difficult and we were driving on the sides of mountains. You'll see the beautiful hill-city on Day 7.

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Xoxo, Kallie

Note: Contax 645 with Planar T* 80mm f2 lens and a few iPhone photos.

all images © Kallie Brynn Photography


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