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I'm in Avignon, in a lovely old hotel inside the walled town. I had an interesting experience on the TGV coming over from Nice today. Stupidly, I managed to sit at the correct seat number, but in the wrong carriage. Well, I was booted out of my seat part-way along the journey. You aren't supposed to make the same mistake twice; but I think I've done this before! Cathie, ...
... 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 ...
... it was the weekend and very soon after New Year's Day.
I missed out on seeing the Gardens and the Castle as I arrived late and they'd already done it.
From here we also did a half-day trip to Arles - see next entry.
There are other smaller villages around to do day trips to/from, such as Avignon.
Marseilles and Montpelier are also 2-3 hours away by train.
... along part of the Tour de France route and you could see the markings where last year's tour had travelled.
We stopped in a village to get some lunch: croissants for Paul and brioche and local goat's cheese for me. Delicious.
We were happy to see the temperature climb to double figures as we left the Alpes region crossing to the Provence region. Snow is pretty, but we're really not equipped for this sort of weather.
Orange is quite ...
... inscription "ORANGE." The name of this town of nearly 27,000 people has nothing to do with the fruit, but its name has some far-reaching connections with the name of the Republican county in southern California, the principal river in South Africa, and it has given its name to the Dutch royal house.
The name Orange is derived from the ancient tribe Arausio, which inhabited this area in 1000 BC. However, it was not until 36 BC, ...