Memories of France

France, Personal, Travel

While going through some old photos I came across slides that my Grandpa took decades ago in Paris, probably in the 1970s. It made me think about my first trip to France about 10 years ago in 2011. I thought it would be fun to share some of my old photos from the amazing trip around France with my family. It was really a dream trip, 3 weeks around France. We started in Paris and then went north to Giverny, Honfleur and Mont Saint Michel. Then we traveled south to the Loire Valley to see chateaux then to the walled city of Carcassonne and to Provence. There were visited Arles, Nimes, Avignon the Pont du Gard and Orange and continued to Nice for some riviera sunshine. To finish off we head back north to Chartres before flying home from Paris again. It’s always fun looking back on old photos and memories from great travels. I’d love to return to France and see more of this beautiful country.

This was my first trip to Europe and my Grandma gave me one of her old digital cameras so that I could take some nice photos. I still love all these photos but my photography skills have definitely improved since I was 16.

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The iconic Eiffel Tower
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View of the Arc de Triomphe from the Eiffel Tower
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View of the Champ de Mars from the Eiffel Tower
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The Louvre Museum
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A moody Notre Dame Cathedral
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Walking along the Seine with all the bookseller’s stalls
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A blurry Palais Garnier, the opera house
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Monet’s waterlilies at the l’Orangerie Museum
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Medieval statues at the Cluny Museum
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Versailles
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Monet’s water garden in Giverny
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Monet’s house and garden in Giverny, unfortunately someone left their stroller in the way
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View of the Seine and a village north of Paris
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Ruins of Richard the Lion Heart’s castle
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Harbour in Honfleur
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Mont-Saint Michel
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Chateau de Chambord in the Loire Valley
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Chateau de Chenonceau
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Chateau de Chenonceau
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Chateau de Chaumont
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Village close to Chateau de Chaumont
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Chateau de Cheverny
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Fortified walls of Carcassonne
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View of the Basilique Saint Nazaire in Carcassonne
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View of Arles
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Nimes Roman Arena
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Market in Arles
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Market in Arles
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The Pont d’Avignon
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View of ruins in Les Beaux
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Nimes Arena
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Roman temple in Nimes
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Nimes Arena
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Roman theatre in Orange
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The Roman Pont du Gard
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The beach in Nice
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Palms in Nice
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Sunset in Nice
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View from the bell tower of the Chartres Cathedral
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View from the bell tower of the Chartres Cathedral

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