Hotel Le Colbert
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- Pets allowed
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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 ...
... was a travel day, it also became a laundry day. It took a couple of hours to get caught up but we succeeded. Next it was off to Avignon supermarket for groceries for the week. We returned about 5:00 and settled in for the night. We lit a fire in the fireplace as the temperature in the old stone cottage was a bit cool. The fire, some jazz and some Côte de Rhine wine made for a lovely evening.
... the asylum were beautiful, plenty of lavender and poppies - a common sight here. The doctors/nurses realized that painting helped him and kept him calm, so he was allowed out with a “minder” to paint in the surrounding countryside. (He did try to swallow paint a few times to take his life). He painted over 300 pictures while he was here. He loved the colours and lighting of Provence. Some of the paintings he did while here ...
... Tiramisu (sp?) for dessert which was also quite good. He's actually from Italy and has lots of American friends, so he spoke very good English with us.
A couple of funny things today -
1) Lyon - We had always read that for French men, "the world is their restroom". They will go anywhere, any time, the urge strikes. We're at the market in Lyon and turn around and there's a boy relieving himself on the tree right in the parking ...