Ibis Salon de Provence
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Today we headed out of Avignon through the Provence country side south to the city of Les Baux to visit the historic area. It was a beautiful drive through endless round abouts, thank God for our navigation system.
On the return we drove through the small quaint town of St. Remy. There was minimal parking as a bull fight was about to begin.
It was a 30 minute drive until we reached Avignon. It was quiter than we thought and we were able to get a car park easily. Walked around the town and were impressed with how beautiful this town looked- except for the dog poo which seems to be following us in every town. We went to the Pope's Palace and took a few photos before walking up to the gardens which gave a fantastic view of the bridge Pont Saint Benezet. The song we learnt from high school about the ...
We woke up this morning and had breakfast at our hotel. A Rick Steves tour group stayed where we stayed and many of them were at breakfast as well. The two pupps also joined us.
Well...trying to enter Avignon in our navigation system took a little ...
... looked immense with that backdrop - just look at the photo. It should be a Land-rover advertisement not a Corsa.
It was now 7:15, we took the shortest route up and jogged it! The sweat was pouring off us, however you seemed to forget when looking at the views around you . I was blown away by the views when we summited. The sun was just setting as we took a few photos, it was so windy and cold but definitely worth it! So, a climb that was meant to take ...
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I wandered around for a bit, having fun taking photos w/ my groovy camera then headed to Le Palais des Papes
Which translates into The Popes Palace. It's old. Real old. Contstruction began in 1252 & it is considered one of the largest & most important Medieval Gothic buildings in Europe. And I walked those floors. Popes fled a very chaotic Rome to a ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking