Easter Break, Part V

FRANCE: Food, Wine, and Nutella

After the Italian all-nighter, I was gathered up at Marseille by Megan (from Vanderbilt) who brought me to Aix en Provence – which seemed a French version of both St. Andrews and Vanderbilt. Megan and I spent three days with the other Vanderbilt-in-France kids, doing nothing. Nothing. It was perfect, I had more Nutella (try it. love it.) than my body can handle, and got to hang out with quite a few fun kids. Only once did conversations slip toward fraternities, residential colleges, and the Vanderbilt Hustler.

From Aix en Provence, headed to Domessin with Jerome (the flatmate) and parents, in the Alps, for 24 hours of eating and drinking. At some point in the first evening, my lack of wine knowledge became glaringly apparent, at which point Jerome’s dad began my education. We ate and drank for five hours, the French equivalent of a crawfish boil.

Speaking of which, I come home at the end of May. Who wants some crawfish?

After the culinary wonder that was the Lozat home, Jerome and I went to Compiegne to meet his wonderful girlfriend Celine and spend a day in Paris. We saw all the sights, but by that time – sort of parallel with my Easter Break journal entries – I was done. Exhausted. Pooped, if you will.

More photojournalism by Mark:

Mark, Andrew, Megan (yes, mother, we’re eating vegetables)

Mark, Megan, Andrew.jpg

So apparently, there was this really famous guy named Cezanne who painted this mountain a lot.

Mark and the Mountain.jpg

If you’re not a quick one, we’re spelling out A-I-X. why, you ask?

GO AIX.jpg

Because we went and saw THIS. That’s right. French American Football, complete with hot dogs served inside French bread. Remember the Titans? Please. How do you say touchdown in French?

Aix Argonautes.jpg

Andrew, Nick, Nate, and Mark, failing to figure out the self-timer on the digital cameras.

Andrew, Nick, Mark, Nate.jpg

The Lozats and friends, after our culinary marathon:

Mark, Jerome, Jean Pierre, Eric, Stella, Yveline.jpg

Yveline in the cottage window


The view from the same window

Back Window View.jpg

It had to be done, right?

Mark Eiffel Tower.jpg

The lovebirds

Jerome & Celine.jpg

Geez. What do I write about now?

6 Replies to “Easter Break, Part V”

  1. hey love nutella! i ate it all last summer in germany. i was so happy when i found it here at walmart that i bought a huge jar of it. but for some reason it was not as good. i think you just have to be in europe to fully enjoy it. anyway, maybe i will see you in shreveport when i get home from greece.

  2. Mark, bro thats my dream, to go France and speak some french, while I also happen to be under the the “great pinacle of freedom”. Aujord Jui

  3. oh mark- sorry you couldn’t better enjoy my favorite city in the entire world!! someday ill take you there and show you how parisians have fun!! (hint: its not at the eiffel tower!)
    anyways, i always like looking at your pics. keep posting

  4. i always wonder what random people are looking at my cites online. i typed in ‘ice cream’ on google images and somehow i got here. sooo i just thought that you should know that im a random person and im reading allll about the trip. sounds like good fun.

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