Glorious day in Nice, France, of clouds bursting sun, walk on the promenade, Chagall museum and a ride along the Côte d’Azur by rail. – New Chagall and Coastline Photos!
A quiet Sunday in quiet Arles, France. River traffic outside our window, fish soup and mutton stew for lunch, joyous worship in the French Reformed Church of Arles with Pastor Cecile Badet-Plaa delivering a word on the Beatitudes.
Rainy day for reading, laundry, eating, photography, antiquity, and a visit to the hospital where Vincent Van Gogh recuperated.
Day trip to Aix-En-Provence and a wonderful meal at the “Philosopher’s Cafe”. Classic painted doors of Provence, wider boulevards, and an interesting museum with some Cezanne to fill out the day.
Wonderful day of travel to Nimes, at the heart of Languedoc with Protestants at 17% of the population and a long history of the faith – and bullfights! Also, the source of denim (de Nimes) for Levi Strauss and his blue jeans bonanza.
Visited palace of the Popes in Avignon, France. Magnificent views and stunning waste of wealth. Came home to twilight at the place where Van Gogh painted “Starry Night” – a view of our riverside home.
We spent day acquainting ourselves with ancient Arles, our home away from home (top right corner of apartment facing the river). A wonderful city with charm and quiet.
A good day spent in Vieux (Old) Lyon walking the streets once trod by Peter Valdo, founder of the Waldensian spiritual movement.
Worship in Geneva with Setri and his family, a visit to the World Council of Churches building and the World Communion of Reformed Churches headquarters before a train to Lyon.
Good day touring Geneva, the museum on the history of the reformation, St. Pierre church and countless other Calvin legacies, finished with Setri and Akpene Nyomi for a delightful dinner together.
Morning snow on the vineyards. Midday worship at Taize after a visit to Cluny cloisters. Train to Geneva.
Arrived in a delightful bed and breakfast in Aze. Took a look around Taize to prepare for worship the next day.