Hotel la Gacholle
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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 ...
... We didn't think that any waiters in Lourmarin spoke English. I think it's a pity we didn't find this place earlier.
I have been adopting a tactic when trying to deal with waiters and other restaurant staff. If I don't understand what they are saying I just say 'oui'. This would be unfortunate if they were asking me a question such as 'are you an idiot?'. The most common thing that happens is they eventually ask me a question for which 'oui' is not ...
... I was at least going to savour one of their other specialties. Before we were done, Susan found one of those not-too-big-not-too-small kind of shoulder bags which look great with a baguette protruding out the top.
We walked back to the car, sprawled out the picnic rug (bought yesterday in Cassis for such occasions as this) on that little ledge and indulged in, firstly about 20 pictures from every different angle of our gourmet masterpiece, then in the ...
... in the pool then headed back inside and did some school work then went on technology. Actually we ended up on technology for quite a while as mum and dad had a glass( or bottle!) of wine with Juliette and Hugues (who own the place) and a long chat. We then had a bit of a late dinner (we've just discovered how yummy lemon olive oil and balsamic vinegar are so dipped our whole dinner in them both) and went to bed. Love ...
... so that the plaque would not enter into the Comtat Venaissin ( land owned by the Pope). 800 men from the Royal and Papal troops stood guard, and the wall was never breached
The journey ended at the magnificent village of Gordes, perched up on its rocky crag, its majestic grey stone homes rising vertiginously from the valley below.
Through the day we walked through a valley of cedar pines and also observed vineyards, ...
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