La Mirande Hotel
Travel Blogs from Avignon
... we walked to the garden at the top and there were wonderful views. Back home for our last night at Michel and Francoise’s magnificent home called Lou Sauvadou located in Sauvaterre, near Avignon, Provence, France. Dinner included soup, yummy salad, and lasagna made with eggplant – very tasty. They are lovely people and we had many chats, shared family photos and generally laughed a lot. Great place – we leave ...
... to any one who likes to explore french quaint villages and the countryside. I've been here 4 weeks now, 6 more to go. It's been great. Of course, not without many challenges, as is life. And hopefully, being here will be a great lifelong growing opportunity. Message me and let me know how you are doing. I'll eat a chocolate croissant in Paris in your honor. ...
... in a rush, we decided to follow the route Garmin had planned for us and we weren't disappointed. It took us through a low pass through the mountains instead of the actual faster route around them. Then we wound our way out of the Rhone Alps and through a series gradually lower hill ranges as we headed toward Provence. Here the clouds started to clear away and blue sky was trying to press it's way in. The vast mountain ranges gave way ...
... with the French crown.
In 1309 the Frenchman Bertrand de Got, who had been elected and crowned Supreme Pontiff in 1305, refused to go to Rome, choosing instead to install himself temporarily in the Dominican Convent at Avignon.
The popes bought Avignon from the Angevin ruler for 80,000 florins in 1348. From then on, until the French Revolution, Avignon and the Comtat were papal possessions, first under the schismatic popes of the Great Schism, then under ...
Writing on a hot afternoon in Avignon. A beautiful city settled by the Gauls and home to a string of popes in the 1400s. A great walking city. Before Avignon we were in Beaune in the heart of Burgundy. Did a bike ride out through some towns and wineries, probably ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility