Auberge Aux Trois Marcassins
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... home to 9 popes in the 14th century and still has some magnificent frescoes from that period.
The Christmas night markets have opened and they are stunning.....the beautiful Christmas lights and the smells of Vin chaud (hot wine), crepes and roasted chestnuts, as well as the lovely Christmas crafts on sale.....so exciting!
... fortified palaces, and churches. Your tour includes a guided exploration of the impressive Papal Palace.
Then you'll return to the ship for lunch onboard, and you'll have the afternoon to make your own discoveries in Avignon. Perhaps you'll explore the winding streets of some of the city's ancient neighborhoods, or relax at an outdoor cafe.
... palace, built in under 20 years, is rich with history about the Popes when they resided in Avignon, as well as the Roman and French powers of the period. After our tour we hiked up to the gardens of the Palace that overlook the city of Avignon and the Rhône River.
The walled city of Avignon is full of charm, with its cobblestoned roads and tiny alleys. I’m really enjoying ...
... We enjoyed a glass of rosé and conversed in French and English with Airelle and Etienne and Etienne's mother, a lovely and super-spry lady of 92 who had just arrived to visit from Belgium. We had a nice meal at a fancy restaurant recommended by Airelle, but we preferred our simpler Auberge des Laignes.
Wednesday, September 17
After breakfast, we started out for a day of touring the area. We chose ...
... br> Just up the hill we saw the ruins of Castle Gandolf, the Pope’s summer residence during the 13th century. Just a couple of walls remain but they give evidence that this was once a truly magnificent castle – if only those walls could talk.
A stop at Musee du Vin at the Brotte winery helped to expand our knowledge of French wine. Here we learned about ...