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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 ...
... have no clue as to where it is sourced. When we arrived mid-afternoon we certainly weren’t the only ones there, with car parks bursting at the seams, and it took us two laps of the town before we were able to sneakily find our way into a spot that would typically cost 4 euros, but for a missing carpark attendant and an adventurous wife who gracefully moved a barrier to allow her husband to drive through unhindered.
The town of Vaucluse was a delight ...
... stands on the spot of Petrarch's house today. Following this attack, the village and valley fell into oblivion. Thought of as a wild place, it was avoided through the 16th and 17th centuries. Vaucluse was again popularized by a duel between the famous Honoere Gabriel Riqueti and Louis-Francois de Galiffet. A letter published by Riqueti brought fame to the area again, and a column was built to honour Petrarch in the eighteenth century. In ...
... our lads! Eric is a Forester here.
He also gave us a few tips of places to eat so when we went out for a walk after our long drive we thought we would check out the restaurants.
As luck would have it two people sitting in front of one of the restaurants we were going to check out were our buddies , Trevor & Larraine.
Small world isn't it! The guys both thought they were seeing things.
It is possible the ...