Hey ladies, welcome back to day 2 of my trip to the South of France. This day was one of my favorite ones of the whole trip. We got up early and visited the town of L'Isle sur la Sorgue. It was market day and oh my goodness was I in heaven.
L'Isle sur la Sorgue has one of the best market days in all of Provence and when I tell you that the shops went on and on forever, I'm not kidding. After several hours of walking around, we barely made a dent in exploring the vast array of shops and vendor booths available.
And of course you guys know how much I LOVE to shop so yes I stocked up on all things lavender, hand crafted toys for my son and nephew, fruits and veggies to have during our stay and of course olive oil. With many bags in hand I left a happy camper.
After the market, which closed at 1pm we went to the town of Arles. This is the town of Picasso so if you are into art this is where you want to be. Arles was another beautiful little town where walking was easy and souvenir shops were in abundance.
Of course the gorgeous background meant it was time for an impromptu photoshoot. Hey, I am a blogger – its what we do!
Next was a pitstop at some of the most amazing gelato I've ever had outside of southern Italy.
Lastly we ended our day enjoying the most incredible sunset in the town of Les Baux de Provence. With the snacks we purchased back at the market earlier in the day we made our way up to the castle just before closing.
The catch here is if you go in before they close you can stay as long as you want. Not only was it an incredibly romantic moment, it was also an amazing time to reflect. When you are at such a magical place you can't help but to look up and send a special thank you to the man above.
And with that we said farewell to Provence, recognizing that there was so much more for us to see on a future trip and knowing that soon enough we will be back.
Stay tune tomorrow for an inside scoop into the other half of our trip to the French Riviera and click here for day one of the South of France.