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Travel Blogs from Gordes
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 ...
... contrast to the ochre soils. It's an area called "Colorado Provencal" where got to explore the heart of the unique landscape.
We finally arrived at the last stop of the day, Rustrel where we visited this tiny village nestled at the foot of the Plateau d' Albion where the exploration ...
... the village. Of course, before we started sightseeing, we just had to have a coffee and pastry.
We walked right up to the highest point, to take advantage of the breathtaking panoramic views amongst the ruins of the castle.
Other places to stay in Gordes
Le Village, Gordes | 4 star hotelfrom $286
Route de l'Abbaye de Senanque, Gordes | 4 star hotelfrom $304
Route de Murs, Gordes | 4 star hotelfrom $216
Route De Cavaillon, Gordes | 3 star hotelfrom $175
Route de SÃ©nanque, Gordes | 3 star hotelfrom $141
RD 156, Les Pourquiers, Gordes | Hotelfrom $60
Route d'Apt par D2, Gordes | Hotelfrom $139
Gordes 84220 Rue Andre chote, Gordes | Hotelfrom $85
pl. du ChÃ¢teau, Gordes | Hotelfrom $234
Joucas, Gordes | 3 star hotelfrom $217
Route de Murs, Gordes | Hotelfrom $88
Route de St Saturnin d'Apt, Gordes | 3 star hotelfrom $160