Hotel du Poete
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... to the village. We strolled the route from our gite (rental) through town, past the church, bakeries, small shops and the mayor's office and a small open air market where we bought some fresh goat cheese. The walk took an hour.
We returned to the rental and got ready for a tour of Avignon. It took about twenty minutes to drive to the train station parking lot where we parked while we toured. We strolled to the North through town to the Palais des Papes. Avignon was the ...
... 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.
... all. The color of the water was enhanced by its purity and the wonderful emerald colored plants growing on the bottom. It was indeed a magical way to paint a town full of winding streets and waterwheels. I think Holly found all 9 that were there. Some still working! From there we headed to the source of the river/; Fontaine-de-Vaucluse. Once again the magical river Sorgue, was center stage, as it flowed downhill through ...
... start of River Sorgue. The spring is 312m deep. When it floods in winter, 150m3 per second races down through the rocks and locks. Today it was only running at about 4.5m3 per second. Still made it interesting watching a duck swimming upstream! There are depth markers quite high up on the cliffs indicating how high the water gets in the floods.
The water is crystal clear and surrounded by very tall limestone cliffs. There were birds nesting in holes in the ...
... kayaks to paddle along to the next town! Plus restaurants and cafes – agreed that this sounds ideal place for lunch.
Breakfast great as usual - mini crepes as the extra treat today (yum). Some serious debate about what the treat might be tomorrow – as we seem to have rotated through most of the typical French pastry treats we can think of. Then off to the market at Gordes. As expected, it was difficult to get a park, but finally did and had ...