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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Pets allowed
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"Living the dream"
We met our charming hostess, Veronique, late yesterday afternoon. Fortunately she speaks and writes in perfect English so instructions were easy to understand. The home is built into ancient city walls and includes a grotto with spa, carved into rock. The layout is interesting with lots of low stone doorways and winding stairways, leading to the various levels. ...
We started with a lively tour of this area and then a wine tasting -who knew! Beautiful area but who knew things could grow in those rocks!
in the afternoon, we sailed to Avignon. Old town, dating back to the 14th century. We walked on the Pont du Avignon. In the evening we were treated to dinner in the "Grand Tinel" Papal banquet room with live classical music at the Pope's palace.
... cheap either.
The drive from Nice to Avignon should take around 2.5 hours on the tollway, provided you stick to the speed limit. It actually took us closer to 3 hours to reach the outskirts of the city as Mike was content sitting on 100kmh, not the 130kmh which is the limit! And plenty were going much faster than that.
Having said that, the French roads are a lot less intimidating that the Italian ones.
We arrived in Avignon and ...
... lovely! This from our itinerary: For most of the 14th century, the Popes left the turmoil of Rome and installed themselves in this calm possession of the Catholic Church. In Avignon, beginning with Clement V (who was born here), they built residences, chateaux, a number of fortified palaces, and churches. Your tour includes a guided exploration of the impressive Papal Palace. Nine Popes lived in Avignon from 1309 to ...
... our way to the train station for tickets to Marseilles. The train was scheduled to leave at 1:12 p.m. so we walked over to have lunch at an outside café while we waited. Around ten minutes before our train was due to leave we got back to the station only to discover that the train was running late. We went for a coffee across the street and then back to the station only to find that it has been delayed ...