Treasures of Southern France


A trip through the countryside from Nice to Bordeaux

After months of planning and preparation, I landed in Paris in the early morning of September 11, 2001, looking forward to five weeks of sightseeing, learning, and adventure in France. Needless to say, I had no idea that the country I had left behind would be a changed nation within hours. It was strange to be abroad during a time of fear and trauma in my homeland, but the crisis created an instant bond with all the Americans I met on my travels.


While the impact of September 11th was certainly felt in France, I was fortunate that it did not interfere with my travel plans. Two weeks after September 11th, my mother and I met in Lyon and proceeded to Nice. We rented a car and began our journey westward through the French countryside to see and experience the Roman remains, medieval cities, and beautiful scenery of Provence, the Pyrenees, and the Dordogne region. This exhibit presents the highlights of that journey.


The Image Gallery below is organized by material format. You can click on any thumbnail to go directly to the larger image and a description of it. You can also view the exhibit in the order I visited these sights by choosing to "Enter the exhibit now" and clicking on the "Next" link on each page. A link to the metadata for all the images is located at the bottom of this page.


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St. Remy de Provence

Postcard sent from Le Pont du Gard


Les Baux de Provence


Brochure about the aqueduct

The Carcassonne Region


Le Pont du Gard

Brochure about Nimes




Postcard sent from Rocamadour




La Roque St. Christophe

Brochure from La Roque St. Christophe


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Last updated on April 4, 2004.



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