La Bastide du Jas
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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 ...
... can be challenging when the tour buses invade. "Bonnieux" and "Gorde" were overcrowded the day we visited. However, the approach to "Gorde" was stunning and well worth the trip.
"Lacoste","Goult" and "Roussillion" were our favorite villages.. Lacoste for it's famous 11th century chateau, once home to Marquis de Sade - now home to Pierre Cardin. Roussillion for it's brilliant color - it's bathed in ...
We started the day with a delightful French continental breakfast
After breakfast we commenced our last walk to Rustrel where would be picked up and returned to our accommodation. My pedometer failed me today, so was not able to indicate how many steps we did, but it was about 12kms.
... rgb(17, 17, 17); font-family: arial, sans-serif; line-height: 17.77777862548828px;">We took the same route as the previous day, to the hamlet Sivergues, but it was to then take us on a different direction
We walked at the base of the Aiguebrun River, the only permanent river of the Luberon mountains, its limestone walls and luxuriant vegetation. We climbed out of the canyon to reach the lost hamlet of Sivergues before ...