After lunch and a few cold drinks - it was very hot down in the south of France last August. There were two afternoon excursions a trip to the Pont du Gard Roman Aqueduct bridge or Chateauneuf du Pape: Town and vineyard tour with wine tasting. MMMH choices...an old bridge or wine. The bridge … Continue reading Be prepared to be amazed at the Pont du Gard!
Avignon, a city in southeastern France’s Provence region, is set on the Rhône River. From 1309 to 1377, it was the seat of the Catholic popes. It remained under papal rule until becoming part of France in 1791. This legacy can be seen in the massive Palais des Papes (Popes' Palace) in the city center, … Continue reading Palace of the Popes Avignon
As we were having breakfast our ship was sailing into Avignon. We passed by the famous Pont Saint Benezet - The bridge of Avignon. This bridge was built in the 12 century and is made famous by the song - Sur le Pont d'Avignon.but it is better known as the Pont d'Avignon on which one … Continue reading Pont Saint Benezet – The Bridge of Avignon
Arles -- known for Van Gogh but also Bullfights and Gladitors
After the Olive Farm we headed to Les Baux de Provence. Our coach slowly wound its way up to the parking area. There was a short walk from the parking area to the Village, where many restaurants, cafe's and souvenir shops along the little cobblestone roads. The village of the Les Baux de Provence … Continue reading Les Baux de Provence