We drove the the vineyards of the French country side, pausing many times to sample their exquisite fare.
Eventually we made our way to the beautiful and historical towne of Orange. If you will recall, Orange is the home of two of the finest Roman monuments in the country.
The Arc de Triomphe
And the Theatre Antique d'Orange.
Our next stop was Auvers-sur-Oise.
Situated just 30km from Paris, Auvers-sur-Oise follows the right bank of the river Oise from Pontoise to Butry.
It was 11th and 13th centuries that the Auvers church was built, Today it is world famous thanks to Van Gogh's paintings.
Auvers was the cradle of the Impressionist movement with painters including Daubigny, Cézanne and Van Gogh.
We also spent some time shopping in the beautiful city of Lille.
Lille is the largest city in northern France.
The cultural center pictured above is the busy Grand Square, now officially called place du Général-de-Gaulle after Charles de Gaulle, born in Lille in 1890.
The square houses some of Lille's most imposing structures, including the city's Opera house and the old commercial exchange, Vieille Bourse, built in 1653 to rival those of the Netherlands.
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