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... t locked in any plans for the next week of this trip. We had the choice to go to Spain to see our dear friends 'The Millars' or to make our way up to Paris through the Loire Valley.
We talked through the options. Spain meant two long days in the car, to stay in France meant less time in the car and more time exploring old villages in France. We decided to vote in the morning.
We needed to get a good nights sleep first.
... 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.
... 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 of ochre began more than a century ago. Here we saw the beautiful 17th century chateau before waiting for our taxi to transfer us back to our accommodation "The Pyramide".
We returned to prepare for dinner at the ...
... sans-serif; background-color: rgb(255, 253, 235);">Saignon is still relatively unknown so you can appreciate the beauty of the countryside and discover delightful walking trails in the surroundings and around Mont Luberon.
Once we settled it, it was time to explore the village. Of course, before we started sightseeing, we just had ...
... and possibly a signal station. The name Saignon is believed to derive from word Sagnio, which comes from the word signum. We visit the 12th century Romanesque church of Notre-Dame de Pitié, also known as Saint Mary of Saignon, has been a stopping point for religious pilgrims since the Middle Ages: in addition to local pilgrims from Provence, it was positioned on the way for those traveling to Rome along the Via Domitia, and for ...