As we spent our last week in Aix-en-Provence and our beautiful cozy house in Vauvenargues, we enjoyed the sunshine, the picnics, the broken dryer, the excursions, and the art that we are proud to have created.
On Monday we had our typical academic day. We started off with thirty minutes of Italian lessons since we are heading to Florence next week for our last trip. Then we had our last art history class with Dave and our last literature class with Jen in town. It was a typical day in town but quite eventful for Sydney who got her first ear piercings while I held her hands and suffered with her.
On Tuesday we went to our local river l’Arc and had a lovely picnic under aqeuduc Roquefavour. While looking at the aqueduct and the old bridge, we had our salads and sandwiches from Paul's Bakery, a chain pastry store in France.
I personally loved the strawberry tart as my dessert that day, and I appreciate Annie’s offering of her tart, which ended being me consuming too much sugar.
The day that we visited Monique’s house was my favorite day of the whole week. Monique is a really lovely and talented artist who lives in a gorgeous castle.
She offered us tables and seats for our picnic, a plate of traditional provincial food made with pork and lentils, a cute little dog to cuddle and nap with after lunch, and also the pleasure to be inspired by her amazing artworks.
On Friday we went to this beautiful river with a 2022 year old Roman bridge named Pont Julien, which we all climbed.
After our very last delicious picnic, we painted our landscape paintings and enjoyed the chilly river water in our underwear. On the way home, we visited the last chateau and ended our day with some wine tasting.
Throughout the term, people have created some very impressive artworks, whether of landscapes, animals, or just imaginational objects, and here is a small showcase of works that we are quite proud of!! - Matilda.