Who doesn’t have a thing for Vincent Van Gogh, seriously. It’s impossible not to love his beautiful paintings and the read about the story of his tumultuous life. At any and all museums that I go to I am inevitably drawn to the impressionists wing / gallery. I’ve been to the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam a number of times and find it one of the most inspiring and peaceful places on earth. And so it is that my husband and I had the chance to travel through Provence a year / year and half ago. We rented a car and spent a week driving through all of the hill towns, having a stop on market day in St Remy where we bought cheeses and olives, bread, meat and went up to the Saint-Paul Asylum for a visit and a picnic. While there’s not a lot of Van Gogh’s works there to see, I was of course over the moon to have a beautiful picnic in the gardens and walk the Asylum. Amazing way to spend a day in France.
I’ll write more and continue to upload photos and more from our trip as I come across them. We stopped in maybe 10 towns in all, so it’s quite a list that I’ll have to organize and put together.