Travel Blogs from Avignon, France

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Close Call in Avignon, Avignon, France travel blog

Close Call in Avignon

A travel blog entry by jonmatters

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... I was taking pictures of most everything, yet now, I am not so easily impressed. At least I can still appreciate a good view. Luckily, Avignon has several hills from which one can get a view of the city and some of the more imposing sights. My last day ...

Saint Benezet Patron Saint of Architects!, Avignon, France travel blog

Saint Benezet Patron Saint of Architects!

A travel blog entry by tracystravels

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Saw two UNESCO Heritage sites here:  the Saint-Benezet Bridge and the Palais de Popes.  Learned that architects have a Patron Saint-Benezet.  Good to know, we really need it at times!  Our cute hotel was located right outside the ...

France rocks!, Avignon, France travel blog

France rocks!

A travel blog entry by jill_and_andy

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... in our round-the-world itinerary. We were not disappointed! Saint Victor la Coste is located approximately 15 miles north of Avignon in the Rhone valley. We slept in a room of a three-story stone house constructed by volunteers in years past, worked ...

Two Euro lunch stop, Avignon, France travel blog

Two Euro lunch stop

A travel blog entry by vine_hooligans

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Our stop in Avignon was just long enough for a short stroll along the river bank to streach the legs and take a few photos of the half built bridge and the city wall. I'm not sure if this little town needs much more time than ...

Avignon, Avignon, France travel blog

Avignon

A travel blog entry by meganandkevin

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... shortly after being newly chosen as leader of the Christian world.  We also got to see the Pont St. Benezet (Le Pont D'Avignon... Or Benedict's Bridge). You may be familiar with the french nursery rhyme "sur Le Pont d'Avignon". It goes... Sur Le ...

Groovy little town of the medieval Popes, Avignon, France travel blog

Groovy little town of the medieval Popes

A travel blog entry by technotrekker

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... that had taken Jerusalem and had then rushed across the Middle East and Turkey in the centuries leading up to the 1,500 AD. Avignon became this powerful because the papal throne actually moved here, from a politically turbulent Rome, for most of the ...

Map Pin Update, Avignon, France travel blog

Map Pin Update

A travel blog entry by elsewhere

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More Roman French style, Avignon, Arles, France travel blog

More Roman French style

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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... , so when the opportunity for cheap tickets arrived, and as it was Lucy's birthday, we decided to book them and have a look around Avignon as well. After we left the arrivals, we made our way over to the Hertz desk to pick up the car we had ordered. ...

France's Romananesque Heritage., Avignon, France travel blog

France's Romananesque Heritage.

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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... just shy of 4,000 kilometers!       Footnote: Arles, Roman and Romanesque Monuments, Papel Palace of Avignon, Pont du Gard (Roman Aqueduct) and Roman Theatre and its Surroundings and the ¨Triumphal Arch¨ of Orange are all ...

Summertime... And The Living Is Easyyyy!!, Avignon, France travel blog

Summertime... And The Living Is Easyyyy!!

A travel blog entry by christinec2013

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... !! Seriously?!? Not a fan of the evil time gods! Anyway, back to the point, today was a travel day, specially travel to Avignon, by covoiturage. Arrived and checked into my hostel, another India hot day, somewhere in the high 30s for sure. Then I walked ...

pin for avignon, Avignon, France travel blog

pin for avignon

A travel blog entry by tmcclurg

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Popes, Antipopes and Chateauneuf du Pope, Avignon, France travel blog

Popes, Antipopes and Chateauneuf du Pope

A travel blog entry by fero_vrskovy

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... it is starting to take a lot to impress us - or we could have just been tired from all the driving and roundabouts. Avignon has a very interesting history, though, with its popes and antipopes (there’s a new word for us) ...

Avignon, Avignon, France travel blog

Avignon

A travel blog entry by h_hurst

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Avignon - once the seat of the ...

Avignon - France, Avignon, France travel blog

Avignon - France

A travel blog entry by kimba

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We travelled all day and arrived at Avignon in the South of France in the afternoon. Avignon is a gorgeous city, surrounded by walls and with a palace and cathedral in the center. It was home to a number of popes over a 70year period, i cant quite ...

France, Avignon, France travel blog

France

A travel blog entry by caroladele

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... de le Mer. YES!! I miss the beach at home and will probably be one of the first things I do when I get home. Avignon is a beautful city with many medieval buildings, tiny winding streets and the Palace de Papes where 9 popes lived. 5th July Today we ...

Football, drinks and basketball, Avignon, France travel blog

Football, drinks and basketball

A travel blog entry by alexcooper

... to pack up all my stuff. A few hours later I repeated the journey to the train station for myself and jumped on a train to Avignon where Brett (Nicki's partner) was waiting for me at the other end. Nicki and the boys all had training tonight so I hung out ...

Pope's Palace, Avignon, France travel blog

Pope's Palace

A travel blog entry by abalzer

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... inhabitants out.  A university was also started in Avignon during this time so when the "Vatican" left Avignon became a very depressed town. Today Avignon is famous for its theater festival which is held during July for ...

Sur le pont d'Avignon to the banks of the Seine, Avignon, France travel blog

Sur le pont d'Avignon to the banks of the Seine

A travel blog entry by curtisandnancy

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We visited Avignon before returning our Peugeot and returning ourselves to Paris. Nancy wanted to walk on the famous "Pont d'Avignon" or Pont St-Benezet, as it is actually called. But the 12€ fee dissuaded her (thus the picture "under" the bridge). ...

Provence Area of France, Avignon, France travel blog

Provence Area of France

A travel blog entry by jwalkntheworld

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From Aix-end-Provence we headed to Avignon, the heart of Provence in South of France. Avignon has an incredible history. It used to be the former home of the Catholic Church i.e. the pope used to live here and eventually moved to the Vatican in the 15th ...

Sunday Drive in Provence, Avignon Provence, France travel blog

Sunday Drive in Provence

A travel blog entry by lbg.jacameron

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... would be able to see the lovely villages of Provence - as they were catching buses to various destinations. We then drove to Avignon which once was the papal seat of power - and we went through the massive medieval fortress and papal palace, the Palais ...

En la ciudad de los Papas: Avignon, Avignon, France travel blog

En la ciudad de los Papas: Avignon

A travel blog entry by k0k0m0

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A mediodía salió el TGV con dirección sur que me dejaría en apenas 3 horas en la ciudad de Avignon, a orillas del río Ródano. Al abordar el tren tenía un ploteo en las puertas conmemorativo a la Copa del Mundo de fútbol y era de color azul. ...

High speed train 300/mph, Avignon, France travel blog

High speed train 300/mph

A travel blog entry by abalzer

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... ;    More than CNN as the English speaking channel Reasons to stay in Europe 1.      Nice, France 2.     Stockholm, Sweden 3.     so much yet to see Things to remember when we ...

The early bird...., Avignon, France travel blog

The early bird....

A travel blog entry by jayton

... on time and arrived exactly on time, this time the train was 45 minutes late into Nimes so we missed the connection to Avignon and had to wait 2 hours for the next train.  Alan was going to be at the station to collect us but went home and ...

Arles and Avignon, Provence., Avignon, France travel blog

Arles and Avignon, Provence.

A travel blog entry by erinkats

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... was made famous when the pope was moved here in the 1300s, concerned for his safety in Rome. Actually the Catholic Church bought Avignon and built it up to the city it is today, since the existing town was not developed enough to support the move. ...

Day 13 - Avignon, Avignon, France travel blog

Day 13 - Avignon

A travel blog entry by ruth-bill

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... 8211; Avignon We arrived at our dock in Avignon last night at sundown, just in time to see the ancient Bridge of Avignon and the beautiful skyline of the city. There was thunder and lightning early this morning to accompany the driving rain. Just ...

[Pictures] Provence Area of France, Avignon, France travel blog

[Pictures] Provence Area of France

A travel blog entry by jwalkntheworld

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Sur le pont d'Avignon, Avignon, France travel blog

Sur le pont d'Avignon

A travel blog entry by marg85

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After going back to Lyon I headed to Avignon. The town is your stereotypical French town, old buildings (unharmed by either war), intricate cathedrals, intimate parks and, of course, really fun ...

Athens to Provence, Avignon, France travel blog

Athens to Provence

A travel blog entry by campbellsabroad

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Hi all Welcome back We left the Islands on Wednesday and headed for Athens,- Nice ferry ride (it costs 1 Euro to upgrade to non- smoking airline type seats and believe me it is worth it as I have never seen as many smokers before!) At the port ...

Cruisin just like the French do...., Avignon, France travel blog

Cruisin just like the French do....

A travel blog entry by chrisngary

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... , wine? Now come on, I can hear you doing that little French chuckle.wah oh hoh!! :-) We then went into the Pont de Avignon - the famous bridge from the songs, and then did the tour on the Palace. We stood on an actual drawbridge!! The 12th Century ...

Avignon pin, Avignon, France travel blog

Avignon pin

A travel blog entry by laura-jean

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