Saturday, July 6, 2013

La plage

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About 30 minutes from our home in Arles is a sweet little beach town called Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer. Given the current heat wave, we decided to make a break for it on Friday and see if we could avoid the weekend crowds.

I personally fell in love with this beach. We found an area that was somewhat protected from the wind (the mistral) and spent a few hours building an amazing sand castle, searching for shells, and occasionally splashing around in the surprisingly cold water.

There is some interesting history to Saintes-Maries, which results in pilgrimages a couple times a year, but the town itself is really touristy. We did find an amazing beachside restaurant where we had the best moules-frites we've ever had in our lives.

While my photos capture my experience of the day, David's photos are not to be missed (plus he got great pics of the turtle invasion at the sand castle!).

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1 comment:

Kat Stephens said...

Such a different experience from last stays.