Le Grand Avignon
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We arrived at Fontvielle.
We went to look around the streets at 5:00 in the afternoon.
While we were walking around the streets my brother split open his leg.
My Dad had to carry him back to the house.
The next day we went to Arles for a day trip to walk around, and look at all the Christmas stuff all around the streets and the markets.
And we ...
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 ...
... bullfights are held today—20 centuries later. You'll also view the 7,000-seat Antique Theater during your tour of this ancient, cobbled city.
Then enjoy An Afternoon in Provence. You'll discover the Provencal village of Les Baux de Provence during a walking tour, then visit the “Carrieres de Lumieres” where artwork is displayed on the walls of carved limestone chambers.
... It's nice to talk to people from home.
From here we make our way to the Avignon Bridge. Half of it washed away in a flood but part still stands. It and the Papal Palace are a UNESCO Worlds Heritage site. Once 4 km long, it connected France with Provence across the Rhone River and and an island in the middle.
Tuesday 10/21 – City of Orange
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... soon swamped by fellow day trippers getting their perfect 'Provinical' shot. Oh the serenity of tourists in your lavender pictures! Pushing on we found a lavender farm in the midst of harvest, the farm girl in me enjoyed watching the header going up and down transforming the purple paddock to green. And what a delight when we noticed there was a Border Collie helping with harvest: he would follow the header up and down the paddock and over to the truck for ...