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Le Musée des Confluences - Beetle Bug or Robot?

A Futuristic Spaceship? Robotic Beetle? Floating Metallic Cloud???

Musée des Confluences A Museum of Knowledge and Iconic Gateway into Lyon Architecture Part of the redevelopment project of the area known as the Confluence in Lyon, and located directly on the artificial peninsula as you enter the city, the Confluence Museum startles and surprises in its architecture.  Designed by the Austrian firm Coop Himmelb(l)au famous worldwide for their deconstructed architectural…

Friday Fun Facts Statue of Liberty - Paris Ile des Cygnes - Swan Island

Friday Fun Facts – Statue of Liberty in Paris

Did you know??? Friday Fun Facts Statue of Liberty – The United States and France have a long history together. In commemoration of this alliance, the French offered the now famous Statue of Liberty in 1886. Created by French sculpture Bartholdi and built by the famous Gustave Eiffel, it represents freedom for the people – a belief held strongly by both countries. But there are so many more sisters living in Paris…

Just three years later, Americans residents living in Paris gave the French a 1/8 scale replica of our beloved Statue of Liberty. Housed on the river Seine, she faces west to gaze across the oceans towards her favorite sister in New York City.

GGG’s Route du Mimosa Itinerary

The Scenic “Route du Mimosa”

Le soleil en hiver…

Get ready for a real treat! This scenic route offers a sublime landscape with quaint villages, golden blooms, climbing mountaintops, green valleys, and a beautiful coastline. All set to bright skies (hopefully), the deep blue sea, and a backdrop of snow topped mountains. Don’t forget that with the Massif du Tanneron in full bloom from January through March, the best way to enjoy this magnificent scenery is by foot. Get out of the car and get exploring! 130km (80 miles) of wonderfulness…

The Saffron Fields of Provence

The Saffron Fields of Provence… When you think of Saffron, you probably think of golden hues, exotic scents, and warm climates in faraway places. But Provence? Olives and Lavender, yes… But never once did I consider it as a viable Saffron growing territory. The Crocus bulbs that are responsible for Saffron (Crocus sativus (Iridaceae) have one very important soil requirement – excellent drainage. Crocus bulbs hate wet feet… So, after all, what better place than Provence with its rocky terrain and hot dry climate!

Rustrel – The Wild West in Provence

Have you heard of the Colorado Provencal? The Wild West in Provence? Imagine the stunning colors of Arizona’s Grand Canyon at dusk, and you will have an idea of the beauty awaiting you. Sands in infinte shades red, orange, yellow, and even white glow under the bright golden sun of Provence against a bright blue sky. A site created through the fantastic joint efforts of Mother Nature and Man.

Roussillon – A Very Colorful Day in Provence

The village of Roussillon is a tiny village filled with cafés and galleries selling pottery, art, and souvenirs. It is a quaint little village perched on top of a hillside, pigmented in red to match the nearby ochre mines and splendid against a sparkling blue sky. Roussillon is well worth a stopover to wander the narrow streets and enjoy the panoramic views, or for a light lunch or an ice cream, but the main attraction around here are the ochres mines…