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This morning after breakfast Craig and Terry dropped us into Avignon and went off to Mont Ventoux – Craig has been sick and so he only did half of it. Plus the weather was very cold up there so even Terry found it a little challenging – but he did it so he was Man of Mountain for today. Mary and I walked through a very quiet Avignon and initially went to see the Palais des Papes ...
Friends and Fam, Well it's hard to sum up an amazing 2 weeks in Provence, but here are a few pictures to help. I am on my way to Paris right now and then Belgium on Friday. Am thinking of staying in Belgium and Amsterdam for a few weeks, but of course you never know which way the wind blows. Who knows where I'll end up! Provence is great and I highly ...
... the area that is closed off if you want to get out during the day)! So you park wherever you can. There does seem to be a lot of tourists here, with a great deal of cafés, restaurants and bars. There is also quite a few art type shops. The village is only flat at the centre and has one other flat area, the roads and wildly and steep. There is a Chateau ...
... river boats moored so that tourists could explore Avignon.
A bit of history:
In 1033 Avignon passed to the Holy Roman Empire. With the German rulers at a distance, Avignon set up as a republic with a consular form of government, between 1135 and 1146.
At the end of the twelfth century, Avignon declared itself an independent republic, but independence was crushed in 1226 during the crusade against the Albigenses . After the citizens refused to open ...
... 30 by now and I had to make a decision re finding a restaurant for dinner, or buying some cold cuts and cheese and heading back to the hotel to watch re-runs of Ghost Whisperer and Psych dubbed into French.
Strangely enough I chose the latter, only because my ipad battery was almost gone (and a meal without ipad is like a day without sunshine to paraphrase Louis Pasteur). Luckily I was close to a Carrefours.
I bought a little bottle of Henri Bardouin pastis from ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking