Hotel de Blauvac
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... for six French popes over 70 years in the 14th century. There are actually two large palaces or chateaus next to each other with different architectures. Touring the Palais took about ninety minutes after which we left and toured the Pont D'Avignon also known as the bridge of St Benezet. A 13th century bridge that crosses the Rhone River. Although for the last 700 years, the bridge only goes halfway across the river. What happened to the rest remains a mystery.
We returned ...
... was a travel day, it also became a laundry day. It took a couple of hours to get caught up but we succeeded. Next it was off to Avignon supermarket for groceries for the week. We returned about 5:00 and settled in for the night. We lit a fire in the fireplace as the temperature in the old stone cottage was a bit cool. The fire, some jazz and some Côte de Rhine wine made for a lovely evening.
... down streets that seem to get narrower and narrower the further we go. We reach a fork. One of the two streets leading off the fork is scarcely wide enough for a bike. We take the other option which is still a very narrow cobbled street. A few metres along this street a shop owner kindly moves her sign board out of the way so we can get the car past. A bit further along we see a man sitting on a chair at a table at a street cafe. He looks very ...
... spoons for the small demitasse espresso cups...4 for 1 Euro.
We stopped in to check out the church that is right behind our apartment. It is called Les Carmes and we could get into the grounds but not inside the building. It was very peaceful and serene.
We came back to the apartment and did another load of clothes and hung them outside to dry.
We have ...
... through the city towards my host's house. It was on dusk and beautiful to travel the same path as this morning and see a different Lyon. As I neared the the square Bellecoure I saw a little side street that was full of restaurants and stopped in for a meal. I had a cheese and toast salad for entrée, meaty dish for mains and crème Brule tart for dessert.
After dinner I wandered back to my accommodation, stopping to take photos of beautiful Lyon lit up at ...