If it’s Friday, it must be France …
Fridays are definitely coming around faster than ever! Enjoy this one!
Last month I spent a few days in the fabulous town of Arles (don’t pronounce that ‘s’, please) in the Bouches-du-Rhône departement and was reminded of all it has to offer. If you haven’t been there, you might want to add it to your travel wish list.
This was one of the towns we visited on the Womens Travel Network tours I led this summer and it was a highlight for everyone. Have I mentioned how much fun we had? Click on that last link to see photos from the tour and a lot of smiling faces.
It’s impossible to visit Arles without talking about Vincent Van Gogh, who spent a very brief but productive … and chaotic … time in that town and the surrounding area.
Stopping in at the yellow-walled Café Van Gogh in Le Café La Nuit in the Place du Forum is a must for every visitor. Touristy as it is, it’s impossible to deny the feeling of the history that played out in this square where Van Gogh painted Café Terrace At Night.
As you can see, we did!
A few years ago, after spending some time in Arles, I discovered this video. I watch it often and have this song in one of the soundtracks I play when I write.
Take a few minutes to watch and listen. I think you will be glad you did.
I’m going to share some more photos from Arles in a later post. There’s so much to talk about!
Have you visited this beautiful UNESCO heritage town and do you have particular memory from there? Share it with us, please. It’s always interesting to hear other experiences.
With this song of McLean’s in mind, I recently wrote a post about music and writing for the BestSellingReads website. I almost always have tunes playing while I write. Do you do the same when you are working, exercising or whatever occupies your time? Any favourites?