Le Pont du Roy
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... or in states of repair, but all of them were beautiful. We could walk the wall and enjoy the panoramic views below us; the city the river the outer areas and the mountains in the distance. An artist had put photos in all of the rooms which added a bit of a modern art spin to the ancient place. Retuning to our hotel with some French treats we took advantage of having a pool and took a swim in the cool water. I finally starting reading some of my new book ...
... don't care if you are arty or not, this is worth seeing. Put it on your list! It is an amazing projection of art onto the walls of an abandoned underground limestone quarry within the mountain, and apart from the mechanics of the whole thing where they are able to project simultaneous art scenes in huge format - over all the walls and floors of this place which is massive - I'd guess at some of the bigger caves at maybe 40-50m long by 30m high by 30m wide, and they are ...
... is the main town of the Luberon mountains. Today was mostly about scenery and it really was spectacular at times. Very much like you see on the TV when watching the Tour, winding up and down mountains with sweeping views. We went through Cavaillon and then stopped at Apt for lunch. Had a bit of difficulty finding where the main area of town was, but we got there ...
We certainly experienced some of the luxury of the Loire valley where no expense was spared in trying to outdo your neighbours and where in fact Monsieur Colbert, the infamous minister of finances played a dastardly role in the downfall of Nicolas Fouquet the very wealthy man who built Vaux le Vicomte. His extravagant display of his wealth by building his chateau and having gardens laid out by Andre le Notre, incensed King Louis XIV and gave him ideas ...
... blowing! The picnic unfortunately only lasted a short time and we then walked into the city checking out the Palace of the Popes, and wandering along the walls of the city which overlooked the river and most of the countryside around it. Plenty of photo opportunities again. Getting late and headed to Uzes but on the way we pass a bucket list place in the Pont du Gard which is 50AD remains of an aqueduct the still spans ...
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