Texas Lavender Fields: Why go to Provence when you can find them right here?

Lavender is a flowering plant in the mint family native to the Old World. These days it can be found from Cape Verde and the Canary Islands, southern Europe across to northern and eastern Africa, the Mediterranean, southwest Asia to southeast India. They are cultivated extensively in temperate climates as ornamental Read More …

Visiting Van Gogh Asylum in Saint Remy de Provence

We have been to the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam where his famous Sunflower painting resides and also seen his works in Musee d’Orsay, Paris, but to visit the Van Gogh Asylum in Saint Remy de Provence where he was admitted for treatment but yet painted more than 100 of his masterpieces is Read More …

Paul Cezanne and Sainte-Victoire: The man and his mountain

Aix-en-Provence is a quaint town that is full of French countryside charm, colorful Provencal markets, Plane tree line streets where every fountain holds a secret, each mansion house has a story to tell. Paul Cezanne’s colors are all around you, you’ll actually feel like you’re meeting the painter amongst the places and Read More …