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It's almost over?!

Well, well, well, it seems I only have 2 weeks left until I leave France for rainy, old England! I'll save all the mushy stuff for my last post but this term has definitely been the best so far I think; I suppose it's because I actually feel at home in Avignon and also because the weather has been SO much better, practically like summer. The weather does actually play a huge part in how you feel! Here in this small city, when the weather isn't good it's not as beautiful and of course there aren't as many people out and about, so that makes it feel a bit sad. Now there are tourists popping up all over the place and I keep getting this irrational feeling of 'no, Avignon is mine!!' Once I was a British tourist myself but I see Avignon and even France in general in a very different light after having lived here. Don't get me wrong, there are some things I struggle with here and I definitely couldn't see myself living here any time soon but it's's a bittersweet feeling, I'll leave it at that. Seeing as the weather has been so much nicer, I've been outside a heck of a lot and now it's the Easter holidays, so I've got lots of time on my hands before my last week of school and preparing to go back home. Here are some of the things I've been up to over the last term...

^ We had a really lovely weekend in March visiting a few places not far from Avignon: the Pont du Gard, which is a famous Roman viaduct, the Haribo Museum (rather a different experience) and Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, which is a gorgeous seaside town.

^ We also took a trip to Geneva in March which was super fun (and super expensive!) Here are the pictures before and after we went past the famous Jet d'eau, the biggest fountain in Europe...

So, for the first week of the Easter holidays my parents came to Avignon to visit! We spent the weekend being tourists here between the walls and then jumped in the car and drove off to the south east coast of France, which was UNREAL. It's probably one of the prettiest if not the prettiest areas I have visited during my time can see why it's such a popular tourist destination in the summer! I mean, there were already a lot of tourists and, you know, it's only April, so I think we chose the right time to visit as it wasn't SUPER crazy and crowded. We went to Aix-en-Provence first and then headed towards Toulon, through Le Lavandou and some other coastal towns until we reached Nice. We stayed in Nice for a few days and managed to visit Monaco as well as Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat before heading back to Avignon.

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