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This morning after breakfast Craig and Terry dropped us into Avignon and went off to Mont Ventoux – Craig has been sick and so he only did half of it. Plus the weather was very cold up there so even Terry found it a little challenging – but he did it so he was Man of Mountain for today. Mary and I walked through a very quiet Avignon and initially went to see the Palais des Papes ...
Friends and Fam, Well it's hard to sum up an amazing 2 weeks in Provence, but here are a few pictures to help. I am on my way to Paris right now and then Belgium on Friday. Am thinking of staying in Belgium and Amsterdam for a few weeks, but of course you never know which way the wind blows. Who knows where I'll end up! Provence is great and I highly ...
July 8th Arles
What a lovely place this is. After a great breakfast at Michel's we drove down the highway to Arles. This is an ancient Roman settlement and we visited the amphitheatre/mini forum which they have bullfights at and are gradually renovating. We also saw St Triomphe’s Cloisters and the church. When we walked through a great street to find the Baths ...
... of Rome ruling via legates and vice-legates. Seven Popes were to reign there until the election of Martin v in 1417 and the return of the seat of the Papacy to Rome. It was to remain the residence of the Italian Papal legates for nearly four hundred years after the Papacy had returned to Rome.
The historic centre, which includes the Palace of the Popes, the cathedral and the Saint-Bénézet Bridge, was classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1995.
... bodies, calmed nerves, changed drivers (thus negating the previous step) and set off with much optimism. This lasted till we got to France. We had become so used to paying highway tolls by credit card we forgot that we needed coins. Hmmm... Drivers queued up behind us, the odd horn beeping as we scrabble to find a few bucks. All good. The next 2 toll gates however, only accepted credit cards (French ones to be more precise). We put hazard lights on and wave everyone behind us away ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsLe Regence Arles
nice room, good beds, great bathroom in #7, river view, clean, excellent location, helpful gracious staff, 5 minute walk from train station
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