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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 ...
... was a travel day, it also became a laundry day. It took a couple of hours to get caught up but we succeeded. Next it was off to Avignon supermarket for groceries for the week. We returned about 5:00 and settled in for the night. We lit a fire in the fireplace as the temperature in the old stone cottage was a bit cool. The fire, some jazz and some Côte de Rhine wine made for a lovely evening.
A visit to France offers more than markets and vineyards for the visitor to see. Cultural and historical sites can be found all across Europe and we took the opportunity to visit a few local attractions. It never ceases to amaze us the vast number of cultural and historical sites in France.
The first on our list was Glanum, an ancient settlement with a year round spring near St Remy de Provence. This was settled by the Gauls around the 7th century ...
Today we went to my all time favourite place - Carrières de Lumières.
Photos never do it justice, tried to add a short video..helps a little
If you are in Provence then you simply MUST go here
Dinner was prepared at home by Chef Emil...très bon
... was non-existent to bad – certainly a shock after our last stay. I won’t elaborate, but we did have some problems. The good news – our room had a charming and very private patio that we all loved and enjoyed before dinner each day.
However, I am way ahead of my story; first I must tell you about our day as we drove there. Our first ...