Le Clos des Pradines
Travel Blogs from Avignon
... sees me carefully reading the lonely planet guide for Avignon. Well, actually reading and scribbling to indicate paragraphs of interest. She starts a conversation, mostly in English!! It turns out, she used to be a writer for lonely planet, and saw me defacing "her" old magazine. She now lives in Paris and is the publisher for some French trail walking guides. I'd ...
... the van Gogh tour, as he actually spent some time here and completed several of his works of art.
This is an interesting little tour and worth doing if you have the time, and definitely if you're a fan of van Gogh.
We arrived just after midday and just missed the farmers markets near the Tourist Information ...
Weekend trip to catch up with some mates.
We simply wandered around the streets of central Nimes, which is a small town with quite a large Ancient Roman influence.
Most of the time was spent around the Arena and the nearby streets, visiting cafes, restaurants and shops.
The 'icon' of this little town is a palm tree and a crocodile.
Unfortunately, most things were ...
... had the "grumps", the sky was doing its best to match his mood and it was cold to boot! After several hours of wandering the streets, we cut loose and headed back to our wonderfully warm apartment!
Boxing Day saw us head to Avignon, another pretty little Provence town. The campsite was perfectly situated this time on a little island - hop over the bridge (river Rhone), through the stone archway and straight into the heart of the town - ...
... good glass of wine each!
The Grand Palais Menu
The meal began with a 2005 Vintage Henriot Champagne
Foie gras seared black sesame Tatin, turnip soy sauce, salad leaf heart
This was matched with a 2010 Juranšon Sec from Dagueneau and Pautrat
Medallion of monkfish roasted with olive oil, saffron variation around the parsnips, juices bouillabaisse
This was matched with a white ...