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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 […]

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 […]