Hotel Restaurant Du Parc
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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 ...
Monaco was cloudy and grey this morning when we woke. It is November after all. We checked out of the Port Palace Hotel about 10:00 and departed for Provence. The drive was about three hours and 25€ in tolls. While all part of the travel experience, the cost is a bit aggravating for those of us who are use to "freeways".
We arrived at our "gite" or rental unit in the tiny village ...
... streets and wonderful shops and restaurants. We hiked a mile or so up the gradual hill to see the where the Sorgue begins. There is a big cave/hole in the side of the mountain where it comes from deep down and gushes out of the hole and thus Voila! A river is born. It was quite a sight. Afterwards, we settled down overlooking the tumbling stream to enjoy some wine and beer. Next stop was Gordes, which is set high up on the ...
... a little concerned about how the baby birds get on when they are just learning to fly because it is a long way down!
We were allowed to stop for coffee at a restaurant next to River Sorgue - boys have milkshakes despite it being decidedly not warm!
On the way back down we detour through a 16th Century paper mill. The mill still makes paper there the same way as they did in 1522. The paper mill is powered by a massive water wheel. Bought some souvenirs ...
... min walk into the market place. Mitch stopped for some photographs and I went ahead – navigating straight toward the jams (with small detour past a tart van). Mitch had lost sight of me, but later said he thought he knew where he would find me – and voila, there I was!! Great little market – maybe because we got there early enough to see everything? I sampled a LOT (jams, nougat, cheese) – yum yum yum.
Then off to Fontaine du ...