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... to the village. We strolled the route from our gite (rental) through town, past the church, bakeries, small shops and the mayor's office and a small open air market where we bought some fresh goat cheese. The walk took an hour.
We returned to the rental and got ready for a tour of Avignon. It took about twenty minutes to drive to the train station parking lot where we parked while we toured. We strolled to the North through town to the Palais des Papes. Avignon was the ...
... a hundred years old. Check out the photos on the website of our cottage as we have no photos today. This location would be great for a family gathering, albeit a bit far to go.
After settling our things in the cottage, we headed to a nearby village for an exciting afternoon of ....laundry. Yes, since ...
Off from Vaucluse, on to Gordes - a town hanging off a cliff. Wander around the cobblestone "roads". The church has painted walls - first time we have seen that.
Watch a 10minute movie of the history behind the town and the restoration of the Palais and the cellars below it. Remains of olive pressing are in the cellar. The audio guide described the olive oil making process.
... a bouillabaisse soup, with croutons and rouille. Super yum. Sam had the opportunity to visit a couple of places in the book she is currently reading ("A year in Provence") which was kind of exciting for her – to see that they really exist - including a town square and restaurant on the main strip.
Easy afternoon back at the room, but not by the pool as planned. Still quite pleasant in our private courtyard though. ...
... and interesting shops to make this a relaxing spot to explore.
On the way back to Le Verger (our B&B / haven) we detoured so Jeannie could have a quick look at hill-top Gordes - and to stock up at one of it's recommended patisseries for this evening's picnic.
Tomorrow we leave Provence to drive to the mid-Pyrenees, fully understanding and endorsing the hype about this area: the people, the food and the sites have all delighted us.