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I'm in Avignon, in a lovely old hotel inside the walled town. I had an interesting experience on the TGV coming over from Nice today. Stupidly, I managed to sit at the correct seat number, but in the wrong carriage. Well, I was booted out of my seat part-way along the journey. You aren't supposed to make the same mistake twice; but I think I've done this before! Cathie, ...
... the van Gogh tour, as he actually spent some time here and completed several of his works of art.
This is an interesting little tour and worth doing if you have the time, and definitely if you're a fan of van Gogh.
We arrived just after midday and just missed the farmers markets near the Tourist Information ...
... it was the weekend and very soon after New Year's Day.
I missed out on seeing the Gardens and the Castle as I arrived late and they'd already done it.
From here we also did a half-day trip to Arles - see next entry.
There are other smaller villages around to do day trips to/from, such as Avignon.
Marseilles and Montpelier are also 2-3 hours away by train.
Caught the free breaky at the hostel and met a nice chap from the UK and swapped travel tales. Went back to my room to collect my things. My dorm mate was just getting out of bed. Holy ****! It's my secret twin!!! I asked her where she was from - Sicily. Ha! It's true, those Sicilian genes are dominate. She's staying in Marseille to do research for a novel she's writing. I had to get her ...
... to Palais des Papes (Papal Palace). The palace is the biggest Gothic palace in Europe, and was home to many popes and even a couple antipopes over the course of a few centuries. I'm glad we were able to at least find time to do this tour, it was so interesting to see something with so much history connected to it. ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services