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Barcelonnette and shopping for souvenirs

Day 19 — July 19, 1996 (Friday)

Ubaye River in Jausiers

Ubaye River in Jausiers

Ed went to Barcelonnette early to do the laundry today. He returned with clean clothes, two baguettes and no newspaper. We heard more on the TV about the TWA plane crash and really want some news in English.

After breakfast, we drove to Barcelonnette, parked the car and started playing tourist. Wandered through the town and most of the shops. I got some muguet (lily of the valley) soaps at one store, finally found a British newspaper for Friday and got two tablecloths and a small bag in Provençal prints. Also got a nice Provençal print pillow for the living room. Barcelonnette Tourist Office web site

Completed our store tour and headed back to Jausiers. Ed had noted a chalet-type restaurant advertising “English spoken here,” so we stopped for lunch. Truly, they spoke English. We had a delicious fondue and a long relaxing lunch looking out over the Alps.

Ubaye River at Jausiers

Ubaye River at Jausiers

Drove back to our rooms and read the news. Scary! We added up a list of our purchases for customs and repacked our suitcases with the gifts, souvenirs and all the stuff we should have left at home in the first place!

Walked along our river path with the camera that I forgot the last time and took river, mountain and quaint village photos. A restful day. We check out early tomorrow and head toward Grenoble and our last ten days. Back to the tent tomorrow night!!

Posted by Beausoleil 10:18 Archived in France Tagged 1996 jausiers barcelonnette

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Hi Sally, Nice photos. You must keep a daily diary whilst travelling, or have a fantastic memory. Will be interested to read Grenoble.

by Mikebb

Hi Mike. Yes, I call it a Journal, but I try to write it every day. It helps me keep the photos in order and after many years, it helps to keep the memories in order. ;^)

by Beausoleil

Lovely river!

by ToonSarah

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