Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Arles, South France


After five rainy/cloudy days in Paris, I took the train down to South France to embrace the sun! (Patrick had to go back to work so I continued on the journey myself.) I stayed with my friend in her place in Aix en Provence but took coach buses to visit the cities/small towns nearby. The first stop was Arles, a really old town in South France where Vincent Van Gogh resided at his last years and where he produced over 180 paintings and drawings in a year. 

On the bus there I met a very nice girl from China and we decided to travel together. Thanks to her I have photos not just of the city but also with "myself" to show you now! Arles is a very beautiful old town with a Roman arena, which reminds me of the Colosseum in Rome! We visited Espace Van Gogh (the hospital he stayed in), the Roman arena, the roman theater and the coffee shop in Van Gogn's painting  "Café Terrace at Night." We walked so much that my feet got really swollen I had to buy a pair of new espadrilles that's one size up than my normal size!!! Nevertheless, I enjoyed the one day trip so much and it was a whole new experience to travel with random friends from meeting on the road!! Hope you like the photos and the sun of south France, see you soon avec plus de soleil du sud France!! :)

- Top: ASOS - Jacket: Boohoo (On sale now $15!!)- Pants: Free People- Shoes: DDP (France) - 





52 comments:

  1. Love the photos and all the Van Gogh paintings, amazing! You look lovely, love the light summer jacket!

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    xx

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  2. wonderful. i was there three years ago and i totally love this place!
    kisses
    Maren Anita

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  3. France is one of the most beautiful places in the world. Simply amazing.

    Joana x
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  4. Love Arles, gorgeous photos, and you choose the right espadrilles for it!
    Simona
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  5. Love your outfit and the pictures ! I hope you had a good time !

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  6. Wow Melanie it looks stunning here!!!!
    I have never really seen many photos of the South of France this really makes me want to go!
    And you look stunning ... as always!
    xo Holly xo

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  7. Looks so amazing!
    I love your shots and cute loafers.
    You look so cute as usual.

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  8. Love these pictures so much, I really want to go to the South of France one day it's so beautiful x
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  9. omg! amazing! lovely pictures. could you tell me what type of camera do you have? LOVE IT :)

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  10. Amazing photos! Great!

    I followed you!

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  11. Those quaint little cafes are so beautiful & cute! I'm in awe of how you are travelling Europe by yourself! It's so fun to be alone when exploring new places right?! Keep the photo coming, they're gorgeous!

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  12. you travel a lot ! you are lucky
    xo

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  13. Oh yes, I want to follow each other :) !!

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  14. Beautiful photos
    Lovin ur espadrilles
    Xx
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  15. Thank you for stopping by my blog! I'd definitely love to follow via GFC! :) I LOVE these photos! I'm so jealous you're hanging out in South France right now!!

    -Em
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  16. Sooo lovely! xx


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  17. Your travel photos are seriously making me so jealous! Everything looks so beautiful! Glad to hear you're having a great time :) I love all your casual looks!

    Best,
    Christina

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  18. beautiful pictures! love them so much! :).
    and love your outfit! you look gorgeous in it!

    Kejmy ♥.

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  19. Stunning photos - Arles seems like such a beautiful place! Glad you're having fun! :]

    xo Deborah
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  20. Lovely outfit and scenery! And thanks for stopping by my blog! I am now following you via bloglovin and GFC and I will be waiting for you to do the same <3 Keep in touch lovely!

    xo
    Yujin
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  21. Thanks so much for your sweet words, they made my day!
    This place looks so perfect (and so do you!)!

    Have a great day,
    -Kati

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  22. Amazing place and beautifull photo.

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  23. The place looks so amazing in your photos that I would like to be there right now!
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  24. Must've been lovely meeting someone to travel with! Beautiful photos!

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  25. Wahh this Arles sounds like a wonderful small town,
    and I love that van Gogh has painted there as well c:
    Anyway great pictures! Xx

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  26. Wow the photos are beautiful! Love how you captured the atmosphere!

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  27. Stunning pictures as always. *__*
    Lovely greets Nessa

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  28. Lovely photos!. France is wonderful, I love the Provence.

    Kisses,
    Marga

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  29. Looks amazon, great pics
    Kisses

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  30. so pretty! :)
    xoxo
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  31. This is gorgeous! I'm so jealous. I love Van Gogh, and I've always wanted to visit the places were he's been. So beautiful. And you look lovely my dear!

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  32. Oh wow, that painting is giving me life! Great post :)

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  33. These are such awesome pics! Looks like you had a wonderful time. :) T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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  34. What a beautiful place, makes me want to go there! Love the shoes too! :)

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  35. Beautiful place :)
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    Kisses

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  36. You are absolutely amazing!So beautiful photos!
    May be you'd like to follow each other? Let me know:)

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  37. Such a lovely blog! Keep up a good work!

    Maybe you want to follow each other?
    Let me know on my blog & I'll follow right away!

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  38. wow,France is so beautiful,and i love your life sence and the images are so beautiful

    I am following you now,hope u can follow back

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  39. Such a great post! Amazing pictures, thanks for sharing :-))))
    You have great Ideas and a interesting blog, I really like it!
    what you think, wanna follow each other?
    Just let me know, I would be happy :-)

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  40. What a beautiful place to stay. Love your gorgeous pics and the paintings by van Gogh. Great post dear. Lovely outfit btw! Would you like to follow each other on GFC? Please let me know on my blog so I can follow back. Thank you.
    xox
    Lenya
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  41. Great photos ! It's a pretty city !

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  42. Love these photos! Thanks for sharing :)

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  43. very good pictures. color and texture. and with many details
    thanks for the trip

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