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... also about the building itself. We were taken behind the scenes to see areas of the Palais that a general walk through doesn't access. The Palais is huge and impersonal. The rooms are not scaled for warmth and coziness. Like Hailes Abbey only about twenty priestly types lived there although there were many support staff who worked there during the day. We learned all sorts of interesting stuff like the fact that one of the King Louis ...
... powers and so far we have found free parking on the street. Let's see if
The city is charming and is the home of Cezanne's art studio. If we lean out of the window
we can see Mount Victoire which plays a big part in many of Cezanne's paintings.
The city is also known for having wonderful markets most days of the week.
... Very old, very narrow, and very stone. Then to Avignon to stay right in the centre of this walled-city. Hotel de L'Horloge overlooking the main square - had to park 700 metres away and 'drag' though. Walked the inside for a few hours, found an Irish pub for a pint and then observed how the palais and cathedral looked at night. Beautiful. Warm night; so listened to the sounds of the square through our window and planned our trip out of ...
... towards Rousillon intending to stop for coffee and icce-creams but found no van parking signs just about everywhere and aft doing 2 passes of the town without success and finding the only feasible parking several km away gave the town the proverbial finger and by now thoroughly irritable moved on towards Apt. We found the town municipal campsite quite easily And although it was surprisingly bust got a decent site and after showers headed ...
... their own tomato stakes.
Once again I found the smells and colours of the region a treat for the senses. Lavender is grown throughout this area and although it is fragrant close up, it (surprisingly to me) does not perfume the air as do the many varieties of flowering shrubs and wildflowers that are blooming profusely in the countryside right now.
I guess I'm not saying much about the ride today - Tim seems to have covered a lot ...