View from H's hotel in Orsay
This flower was on the wrong side of the tracks
These are the scary gondolas H rode up to a restaurant in the mountains around Grenoble
Views from the restaurant
A young professor friend of H's wanted some "scandalous" photos for his website
Everything in the hotel in Grenoble was machine operated - including the toilet paper!
A ski village where we stopped for lunch. H ate a pile of stinky sausage and stinky cheese. N gagged.
The papal palace in Avignon
These crappy little trains were everywhere there were tourists
The papal vineyards. Those popes and their wine..
View from the papal palace
It was blistering out. These poor koi!
Here we are by the papal palace and some misplaced coral
Chateau-neuf du Pape. Wine lover's paradise. Every door is a wine cave.
View from the "Pope's Winetasting Room"
A cool old wall
The beautiful French countryside
...and now back to the wall...
...sittin' in a tree...
Frederic and N inspect the Pope's private stash
Frederic checks the map in Marseille. There was sun like we've never seen before
A cool old castle in Marseille
The blue was surreal!
Zoom in: supposedly this castle was where The Count of Monte Cristo took place
I like boats
Frederic and N, possibly laughing at H
These houses were built into a marina with access only by foot. Very cool
...And this one was built into the side of a bridge!
This is a cathedral at the highest point in Marseille... which we climbed to
This was part of the staircase
Views of Marseille from the cathedral
The three stooges and an apparently drunk photographer
French Leapfrog: market research. Evidently we were not able to write off the trip as a business expense.
Olive oil country. Evidently tourists like the cicadas
Yet more stairs...
Quite possibly the oldest door we've ever seen
This village even had olive oil tasting!
Frederic finds a place to get a nice view - without paying an entrance fee for the castle
You can almost smell it!
Nicky dutifully reapplies sunscreen next to an expensive old castle we didn't get to see. The gift shop had lots of fake medieval crap.