We couchsurfed with Maryanick and her wonderful family for two weeks near the town of Trets and walked through these mountains, vineyards and zucchini fields. The largest well known city, Aix en Provence, lies approximately a 45 minute drive away. For Sainte Marie de la Mer, my favorite city in the south of France, continue another hour past that.
Everywhere you go in the south of France actually appears as an impressionist painting. Is that because I'm accustomed to Van Gogh's swirling skies above Arles and Cezzane's blocky rocks or, perhaps, their impressions are actually far more representational than I ever realized.
The beauty of couchsurfing allowed us to really spend time here as if we actually lived in the area. We woke every morning to roosters crowing, shared meals with Maryanick and her family and met her friends, saw favorite parts of town.
I entered this photo as part of today's Delicious Baby Photo Friday.