The Roman aqueduct at Pont Du Gard is the centerpiece of a beautiful park, and the banks of the river are ideal for a picnic. Jake and I love to do picnic photo shoots when we travel. They do require a little more planning though, photogenic food don’t prepare themselves. Pont Du Gard is in the South of France, about a 30 minute drive from our base in Avignon. We were really looking forward to a day trip that would give Lisa a chance to safely run around outdoors.
We set out with some fruit in our basket, but we wanted to pick up something really fresh for our picnic. We drove past the park to the small – and incredibly quaint and beautiful – town of Uzes to shop at their farmer’s market, we have been here before so we know what to expect. The baker at the market had almost sold out of sweet orange blossom brioche – before she had even finished setting up! We had been eating this kind of brooch since Paris, and we hurried over and bought the most fresh and moist orange blossom briocheI’ve ever tasted — I’ve since cut off eating orange blossom brioche all together, because I don’t think I’ll ever come across another one that’s better than this.
On the way into Pont Du Gard, we passed through the town of Vers-Pont Du Gard with the most beautiful and ornate bird cage-topped steeple. Then we finally went on our way, passing the lovely tree lined road leading to the park entrance. It was just one of those magical south of France mornings and we were all enchanted by the small towns that we’d passed on the way there.
I don’t think there’s anything more fun than a picnic and everyone has their favorites, we know Lisa’s top pick is the watermelon! What’s your favorite picnic food?