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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 ...
... which was vey busy on this Saturday morning. There were many people and families out and about town.
This town was definitely one of my favorites. It was fairly large, had many historical buildings, numerous cafes and shops and had a vibrancy about it.
After lunch we had a tour to the Chateauneuf du Pape region with a wine tasting included. ...
... but the scenery was magnificent none the less.
Later back in Avignon we had dinner in the Place du l'Hourlage. The kids made friends with a girl from New York and rode the carousel with her while their parents compared backstories. In a blink it was 10:30 and the sun was just starting to fade, tomorrow is early start for our longest and final planned driving day all the way to Paris, so tp bed it ...
... much like Red Rocks in Denver). It is here that they mined the ochre for use in dyes. We stopped in a cafe for a bite to eat and drink and enjoyed the spectacular view.
From here we visited St. Remy and the hospital that Vincent Van Gogh (pronounced Van Gaw)
stayed for a year to recover from alcohol addiction and depression. What a gorgeous, peaceful ...
Other places to stay in Avignon
6 avenue de la Gare, Avignon | 2 star hotelfrom $68
- Close to transport
34, Blvd Saint-Roch, Avignon | 4 star hotelfrom $167
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- A little tired but still g…
- A great place to stay in A…
2 Rue Mere Teresa, Avignon | 3 star hotelfrom $101
1 rue Jean Vilar, Avignon | 2 star hotelfrom $149
44 Cours Jean Jaures, Avignon | 3 star hotelfrom $132
- Muito confortável e p…
2968 avenue de l'amandier, Avignon | 3 star hotelfrom $122
Quartier de la Balance 2 rue Ferruce, Avignon | 2 star hotelfrom $150
12 Place Crillon, Avignon | 5 star hotelfrom $307
- A grand place with a frien…
- One of Avignon's best plac…
- Stay Here for Elegance and Charm
85 Avenue Clement Ader, Avignon | 3 star hotelfrom $95
42 boulevard Saint Roch, Avignon | 2 star hotelfrom $95
- Ibis budget was ok
20 rue du Portail Boquier, Avignon | 4 star hotelfrom $167
- Hotel Cloitre Saint Louis
- Great hotel and location
12 boulevard Saint Dominique, Avignon | 3 star hotelfrom $92
Zac De Courtine 255 Chemin De Ramatuelle, Avignon | Hotelfrom $47
1715 Chemin du Lavarin, Avignon | 3 star hotelfrom $137
8 Boulevard Saint Dominique, Avignon | Hotelfrom $64
- Near center
20, rue galante , Avignon | Hotelfrom $106
26 Place De L'Horloge , Avignon | 2 star hotelfrom $106
- Empty, but nice view from …
130 avenue Pierre de Coubertin, Avignon | 2 star hotelfrom $76
11 rue de la Bancasse, Avignon | 2 star hotelfrom $119
35 Allee Des Fenaisons , Avignon | 3 star hotelfrom $73
25 allee Antoine Pinay, Avignon | Hotelfrom $18
- Average accommodation
- Cute little camping ground…
- Beautiful Location
1-3 rue Felicien David, Avignon | 3 star hotelfrom $134
- Very nice hotel
- Great Location and Room