Mercure Pont d'Avignon
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- Pets allowed
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Great place, great location
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... for six French popes over 70 years in the 14th century. There are actually two large palaces or chateaus next to each other with different architectures. Touring the Palais took about ninety minutes after which we left and toured the Pont D'Avignon also known as the bridge of St Benezet. A 13th century bridge that crosses the Rhone River. Although for the last 700 years, the bridge only goes halfway across the river. What happened to the rest remains a mystery.
We returned ...
... was a travel day, it also became a laundry day. It took a couple of hours to get caught up but we succeeded. Next it was off to Avignon supermarket for groceries for the week. We returned about 5:00 and settled in for the night. We lit a fire in the fireplace as the temperature in the old stone cottage was a bit cool. The fire, some jazz and some Côte de Rhine wine made for a lovely evening.
... under some lovely maple trees, which are defiantly needed as the temperature was 26 degrees, Hooray!
The site is in a great location we can just walk out the gates, cross the bridge and you are into the city and there is a lovely walk all along both sides of the river. It was nice just to sit and reflect on our drive down, our ferry trip over seems ages ago 734.7 miles away.
... through the inlet tunnel (or was that the outlet!), then over the bridge itself. C was failing at this point - needed something cold. Very reluctantly walked down to museum. A quick ice cream break, then down to museum. Almost alone - a lot of tourists obviously not interested. But interesting stories of what water meant to the Romans, about aqueducts generally, & how this aqueduct particularly was built. Enough seriousness - now to cool off in the river, floating ...
... squeezing through narrow roads and trying to decipher the road signs. I suspect that we went down more than one one-way the wrong way! But we added no new dints to the already dinted rental car. In fact, I noted that most cars we saw in France had some dints and/or paint transfer. And the French are very talented, I might add, at parallel parking into very tight spots. Of course, it helps that they are not concerned ...