Kyriad Avignon Sud
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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 ...
... the weather was set to deteriorate so we didn’t linger. We were officially heading south but just had to visit the Rhône Delta and look for the white horses of the Camargue. This entailed a ferry ride (€5) across the river from Port St Louis - Bacarin.
The ferry was operated like clockwork by two men. Its turn around time was a few minutes as they ran a continuous service across the river - leaving once ...
... French and blows on average 90km/hr for 240 days of the year peaking at its record 320 km/hr at the summit. I hope the wind was in your favour! It sits 1912m high and is often referred to as the "Giant of Provence" with no real mountain range attached to it.
It has three ways up- The road to the summit has an average gradient of 7.43%. The fastest time so far recorded has been that of Iban Mayo in the individual climbing ...
... towards Provence and ended up in Avignon. Again we tried birding on the way in Carmague where they have a bird list over 500 species but it was a hot windy day and already after noon when we arrived and so our list was pitiful to say the least. We saw the main draw which was the flamingoes but even they were immatures and so they were gray instead of the hoped for pink. Our hotel room was actually very nice though it gave us pause ...