Saturday, October 12, 2019


Our first stop on the M/S Sirena was Provence (Marseille), France. And we got right into the rhythm of the trip: enjoy a wonderful breakfast on board looking out at the new location, head out on a land excursion, and get back in time for lounging around, high tea, happy hour, and dinner. What a life!

This was a Van Gogh day! Or as our guide kept saying, Van Gog. (That's not to be critical, just got a giggle. Our guides for the entire trip were generally fantastic.)

The town we started in was Saint-Rémy, an ancient Roman town. In it is the Monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole where Van Gogh was treated from 1889 to 1890. Today's outing also included the Carrières de Lumières in Les Baux-de-Provence. It was a magical art show inside a huge cave system where all the images were projected onto the cave walls. C'est fantastique!

All the day's photos are here.

Van Gogh's room at the monastery.

Carrières de Lumières

Rob and Vickie at a little cafe in Les Baux-de-Provence.

A string quartet was with us the entire boat cruise.

Lynn and one of her best artsy buds.

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