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After getting use to the sound of hoot owls in the night we slept in until 8:00am this morning. We awoke to a low cloud level and cool temperatures but the promise of a sunny day lay ahead. After a pot of coffee (loved that after a month of espressos) and a light breakfast, we took a walk through the village of Noves.
Noves is is a very small village with only a few hundred inhabitants. At one time there were ramparts around the town but only a few remain along with a few ...
... just South of Avignon about 12:45. We were greeted by a Londoner who works for the owners. The owners are in the states for a holiday. Robin, our greeter, showed us our two bedroom cottage on the property. Moulin de la Roque is an old flour mill converted to vacation rental with the capacity to support about fifty guests. The grounds are beautiful and the cottages and rooms charming. ...
... to see waves of invasions by various tribes, as was the rest of Europe. By the 12th century the Catalan Counts of Provence ruled the region. Various regional wars covered the next centuries until Provence became part of France in 1486. As with most of Europe, the Black Plague (1348-1350) decimated the population in Provence, with the town of Arles losing 50% of its 30,000 inhabitants.
We then moved on to Chateau Les-Baux-de-Provence. This Castle stands on ...
... we headed back towards Avignon, on our way to visit the Chateau des Baux de Provence. Retracing our steps we were soon driving through the abundant vines of the region, back towards Montpellier again. The grey, heavy skies over Carcassonne started to lift the further north we went and the sun came out but the strong wind persisted. Veering eastward we went through the very top of the Camargue, seeing the famous white horses and many hectares ...
The next stop was Avignon and the city was hopping. We found a parking place right where we thought we should be able to see the Palais des Papes, the top attraction – but it was maybe not a legal place. In fact, I was pretty sure it was illegal…..so, even with handicap sticker hanging, I was nervous about being ...
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