Sunday, September 07, 2014

Dreaming of France -- Autumn


Please join this weekly meme. Grab a copy of the photo above and link back to An Accidental Blog. Share with the rest of us your passion for France. Did you read a good book set in France? See a movie? Take a photo in France? Have an adventure? Eat a fabulous meal or even just a pastry? Or if you're in France now, go ahead and lord it over the rest of us. We can take it.
One of my favorite times to visit France is Autumn. The crowds of tourists have mostly returned home, the French are back at work, and visitors like me have the freedom to roam the countryside enjoying the beautiful weather.
One Autumn, Earl and I took a bicycle trip in France traveling from city to city with only the belongings in our panniers.
This is me at a scenic overlook as we rode our bikes through Provence. You can tell this isn't a picture that I've saved online because the color has faded. 
And here I am near Cezanne's atelier, posing with Mont Ste. Victoire in the distance. Yes, curly hair is still crazy in France in the fall, but not as bad as in the humidity of summer. 
I highly recommend a trip to France in the fall if you have your choice of times to visit.


8 comments:

Esme said...

Autumn is a great time to visit-I was there a few years back and they were in the middle of a heat wave-I had to buy an entire wardrobe it was so warm.

Vicki Lesage said...

Autumn is a wonderful time to visit! The weather is great and the crowds have died down.

Brona Joy said...

I wish I had know that 20 yrs ago when I went in the height of summer!

Sally Tharpe Rowles said...

I love that you took this bike trip! I wish I had done that when I was younger. Autum is really the best time to visit. We have enjoyed a number of falls in France & find that time of year glorious. The weather was so gorgeous when I left this year it was really hard to go.

Sim Carter said...

I'll let Cole Porter and Maurice Chevalier do the talking for me!
I LOVE PARIS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bbd4myExYfU

Louise said...

I think any time is perfect. I've done spring and summer (3 times), I'm ready for a new experience- I'm going this autumn! I can't wait.

vvb32 reads said...

So far, I've only visited during the Summer - usually the case when traveling with kids. Plan to visit Paris at least once during each season in future though.

Leovi said...

I would really like to travel in autumn, but my job is impossible. I guess it was a fantastic bike ride!

Dreaming of France -- Sunny Montpellier

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