South France

This summer I spent ten glorious days in the Ardèche area. We had the opportunity to stay at a friend’s vacation house. Her parents had bought  it in the 60s and had lived there every summer until recently. It is a beautiful old farmhouse, a little modernized but not too much. Running hot water is as far as it gets. There is a big outside kitchen and an outside shower, a big living room with an open fireplace and three big bedrooms. I want to go back badly. It was heaven.

The surrounding landscape is mountainous, quite rough in the higher parts, and divided by several river valleys. The river Ardèche cut a deep canyon into the rocks, quite a spectacular view from the curvy road that runs alongside it. The clear, crisp mountain water is perfect for swimming on a hot day, and along the entire river canoes can be rented.

The little villages along the rivers are beautiful, very original and peaceful.

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One thought on “South France

  1. Thanks for sharing these wonderful photos from an area, I love too. Swimming in the Ardèche is as you would immerse into silk – together with a lot of fishes. .

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