Tag Archives: Avignon

Palace of the Popes, Avignon, France

Le Tour de France – Part Three, Avignon & Roman France

Continuing my alternative tour ideas in France utilising engine power, I am now turning my attention to Romanesque France…… Gaulish The two main cities that you can use as a convenient base to explore the Roman sites are Avignon & Nîmes, so let’s start there. Avignon The walled compact city of Avignon and it’s smaller, younger brother Villeneuve-lès-Avignon sit […]

Orange Amphitheatre, France

Le Tour de France – Stage Three

Continuing my alternative tour ideas in France utilising engine power, I am now turning my attention to Romanesque France…… Gaulish The two main cities that you can use as a convenient base to explore the Roman sites are Avignon & Nîmes, so let’s start there. The walled compact city of Avignon and it’s smaller, younger […]

Second Cities – Twenty to Eleven

I was very interested to read the article posted by the Beauty of Travel website giving their opinion on the 50 top cities to visit before you leave this mortal coil. Any such list is of course subjective and it is very difficult to narrow down to only 50. I am happy to say that […]

View of Palace of the Popes, Avignon, France

France Part Quatre – Avignon

We breakfasted on fresh croissant, even fresher cherries and the kind of filter coffee that screams WAKE UP at you. Today was to become one of those instant recall days. Pierre, our attentive/slightly fussy host, told us that today was market day in town. Our plans to stroll up to the Fort Saint-Andre and the adjoining Jardins […]