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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 ...
... to defend against marauding armies. This was because the palace contained many riches and a secret vault which was only accessible by the pope, the treasurer, and a chamberlain.
Today, we went to the Haribo museum. There, we learned how the first Haribo gummy bears were made, and we also saw a lot about Haribo's history. At the end of the museum, we got to use our tokens that ...
Today, our second day in Provence, we visited the Pont du Gard, a huge water aquaduct built in the 1st century to carry water to cities where people lived. this was about a 40 minute drive from our accommodation, and it meant we had to drive through Avignon.
Avignon looks interesting, and I hope we have a chance to go back and explore. The city therre is surrounded by a wall, like of the small towns we have visited, however, the one ...
... then it would be Uzes. A one-way boulevard encircles the old town. The cobblestoned laneways lead into pretty treed plazas with central fountains. The stone houses have tall narrow windows shielded by wooden shutters, and iron balustrades with colourful flowerpots.
We walked the historic town tour.
[Note: Spotted 5 hairdressers in the first 5 minutes of historic walk. Conclusion: the French women care ...
... these sounds of the town - and the hourly church bells - enter in. Noises you can't capture and bring back home! No breakfast for us this morning. Straight out onto the streets and into the markets. Heaps of people to squeeze past, carrying brightly coloured baskets purchased locally, shopping for bread, olives, sausage, souvenirs, lavender, brightly coloured pottery-ware and even clothes. They sell everything here. We sit outside one of the many cafes and ...