I had never heard of Roussillon, Lourmarin or Gordes, France before last summer.
When my mom told me she wanted to go to the French countryside I was skeptical. She didn’t want to go to the Loire Valley with all of the amazing chateaus or wine country, which obviously would have been my perfect vacation. My mom wanted to rent a car and go on a scavenger hunt to find small hillside villages. When she said this I envisioned a place swarming with older American couples clad in Tevas and dry fit t-shirts from REI, because this seemed like their perfect vacation.
But I was wrong. The perched villages, as they are called, are quiet, picturesque and beautiful each in their own way.
We rented a cute little Audi, we named him Jacques, and drove from Marseilles to the villages in Provence. It was interesting trying to figure our way around the tiny villages and the confusing highways, but eventually we made it to all three of the villages.
We also spent a day shopping and hanging out in Aix-en-Provence. My family and I didn’t do much sightseeing while in Aix, but the shopping on the Cours Mirabeau was to die for.
*The top picture is of Roussillon.*
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