Mercure Avignon Cite des Papes
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... nature and the needs of the livestock they tend. You’ll visit a gardian’s bull farm, where you’ll revel in the friendliness of their down-to-earth hospitality, and experience traditional daily life. You’ll also climb aboard a farm truck to visit the bulls in their natural environment, and then return to the farmhouse to enjoy traditional Camargue fare and local ...
When you awaken this morning, you'll find yourself in Avignon. Set off on a walking tour to discover the City of Popes. For most of the 14th century, the popes left the turmoil of Rome and installed themselves in this calm possession of the Catholic Church. In Avignon, beginning with Clement V (who was born here), they built residences, chateaux, a ...
Your ship cruises through the early morning hours to Arles, where you'll disembark for a tour of the town which was so beloved by Vincent van Gogh. As you explore, you'll encounter signs indicating places rendered in Van Gogh's works. Here you'll find still standing the Cafe l’Alcazar, the establishment where the artist stayed and used the manager, Madame Ginoux, as his model for his painting ...
... as many places as we can physically fit in.
Palace de Papes is our first calling point. Not only is the final combination the largest Gothic building of the Middle Ages, it is also one of the best examples of the International Gothic
architectural style in Europe.
In the forecourt of the Palace is a really hideous huge sculpture that soars up before our shocked eyes. I feel it has no relevance to the ancient building and it assaults us with ...
... binocular range at low tide on the ocean and the kayaks not being as useful on the swamp canals as advertised. After considerable driving around, we ended up spending the majority of our time on the Ile de Re which was the island that I mentioned before. It is less than a mile wide and 4-5 miles long and has an extensive fortification on its western tip. It also has a very touristy town out there named St. Martin with lots of shops ...