Travel Blogs from Avignon
Hi all Sorry for the delay in posting this blog time has flown by. We left Antibes after a very happy time exploring the French Riviera and headed into the mountains again first stop was Grasse on a hill top the town is famous for its perfume manufacturing, as they don't do one like Castrol R40 it was a drive through. When we were in Bavaria Irene …
I'm in Avignon, in a lovely old hotel inside the walled town. I had an interesting experience on the TGV coming over from Nice today. Stupidly, I managed to sit at the correct seat number, but in the wrong carriage. Well, I was booted out of my seat part-way along the journey. You aren't supposed to make the same mistake twice; but I think I've done this before! Cathie, ...
... fortress and town on a hilltop. The rain stopped while we were there so we could really explore the ruins of the old castle and we got one of those audio guide things as well. We looked like dorky tourists but it was sure nice to have an explanation of what some of the structures would have been used for! It was quite amazing...you can't take a bad picture there! Tomorrow we hope to get to Marseille if the weather is nice enough ...
... the van Gogh tour, as he actually spent some time here and completed several of his works of art.
This is an interesting little tour and worth doing if you have the time, and definitely if you're a fan of van Gogh.
We arrived just after midday and just missed the farmers markets near the Tourist Information ...
... it was the weekend and very soon after New Year's Day.
I missed out on seeing the Gardens and the Castle as I arrived late and they'd already done it.
From here we also did a half-day trip to Arles - see next entry.
There are other smaller villages around to do day trips to/from, such as Avignon.
Marseilles and Montpelier are also 2-3 hours away by train.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed