Our Trip to Provence, France

I’ve been on a hiatus from wedding photography for a few weeks because Barry and I went on a summer adventure to Provence, France!  We are travelers by nature, and make it a point to visit somewhere that amazes us at least once a year.  Provence was quite the dream trip… from the stone hilltop villages dating back to medieval times  to the markets, churches, vineyards, beaches and lavender fields- it was such an amazing trip full of sun, nature, excursions, wine and food!

Chateau La Roque (Our AMAZING Inn)

If you look closely, you can see Barry entering our room from the terrace.Provence France | Travel | Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer | Pittsburgh Wedding Photographers | Lavender Leigh Photography | BlogProvence France | Travel | Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer | Pittsburgh Wedding Photographers | Lavender Leigh Photography | Blog

Avignon

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A view of Avignon as we await the start of this city’s annual wine festival.  And, Barry using our wine tasting glasses as photo props.Provence France | Travel | Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer | Pittsburgh Wedding Photographers | Lavender Leigh Photography | BlogProvence France | Travel | Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer | Pittsburgh Wedding Photographers | Lavender Leigh Photography | Blog

Sault (the lavender capital of France!) and Simiane-La-RotondeProvence France | Travel | Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer | Pittsburgh Wedding Photographers | Lavender Leigh Photography | BlogProvence France | Travel | Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer | Pittsburgh Wedding Photographers | Lavender Leigh Photography | BlogProvence France | Travel | Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer | Pittsburgh Wedding Photographers | Lavender Leigh Photography | BlogProvence France | Travel | Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer | Pittsburgh Wedding Photographers | Lavender Leigh Photography | BlogProvence France | Travel | Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer | Pittsburgh Wedding Photographers | Lavender Leigh Photography | Blog

L’Isle-Sur-La-Sorgue (The “Venice of France”)Provence France | Travel | Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer | Pittsburgh Wedding Photographers | Lavender Leigh Photography | BlogProvence France | Travel | Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer | Pittsburgh Wedding Photographers | Lavender Leigh Photography | Blog

ArlesProvence France | Travel | Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer | Pittsburgh Wedding Photographers | Lavender Leigh Photography | BlogProvence France | Travel | Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer | Pittsburgh Wedding Photographers | Lavender Leigh Photography | Blog

Cassis (known for fantastic white wine production and hiking the Calanques)Provence France | Travel | Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer | Pittsburgh Wedding Photographers | Lavender Leigh Photography | BlogProvence France | Travel | Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer | Pittsburgh Wedding Photographers | Lavender Leigh Photography | BlogProvence France | Travel | Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer | Pittsburgh Wedding Photographers | Lavender Leigh Photography | Blog

Marseille

Our hike to Notre-Dame de la Garde…this phenomenal church was on a mountain, not a hill!Provence France | Travel | Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer | Pittsburgh Wedding Photographers | Lavender Leigh Photography | Blog

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Venasque (home to a Baptistry dating back to the 6th century)

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The well where people were baptized…Provence France | Travel | Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer | Pittsburgh Wedding Photographers | Lavender Leigh Photography | BlogProvence France | Travel | Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer | Pittsburgh Wedding Photographers | Lavender Leigh Photography | Blog

Just driving around…

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Roussillon was my favorite village in the Luberon Valley- it was built on a reddish-orange hill and is such a charming town!Provence France | Travel | Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer | Pittsburgh Wedding Photographers | Lavender Leigh Photography | BlogProvence France | Travel | Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer | Pittsburgh Wedding Photographers | Lavender Leigh Photography | Blog

Provence France | Travel | Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer | Pittsburgh Wedding Photographers | Lavender Leigh Photography | BlogAlthough the lavender fields in Provence were harvested a few weeks before our trip, we still found a few ones untouched…Provence France | Travel | Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer | Pittsburgh Wedding Photographers | Lavender Leigh Photography | BlogProvence France | Travel | Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer | Pittsburgh Wedding Photographers | Lavender Leigh Photography | BlogProvence France | Travel | Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer | Pittsburgh Wedding Photographers | Lavender Leigh Photography | Blog

Last but not least… Nice!Provence France | Travel | Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer | Pittsburgh Wedding Photographers | Lavender Leigh Photography | BlogProvence France | Travel | Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer | Pittsburgh Wedding Photographers | Lavender Leigh Photography | BlogProvence France | Travel | Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer | Pittsburgh Wedding Photographers | Lavender Leigh Photography | Blog

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