Avignon, Vaucluse, Provence

avignon papal palace, vaucluse, provence

Avignon: Notre Dame des Doms, & Papal Palace

sur le pont avignon

"Sur le pont Avignon!"

Today's photo feature - August 8, 2003

Avignon, once the French Vatican, and home to the Popes, Vaucluse, South of France

One of the must places to visit in the South of France is Avignon - once home to the Popes, who prefered to stay in France than in Italy! There is an excellent theatre festival - and the town is wonderful for walking around, shops, restaurants, and visiting numerous historic buildings.

Go to the Papal Palace, climb the hill and park next to Notre Dame des Doms - where there is a little café restaurant, and pond to relax under the shade of old trees, that seem miraculously to have survived the strong winds of this part of France. From this park there are good views of the famous bridge in Avignon which spawned the song "Sur le pont Avignon".

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