Sunday, April 24, 2016

Sur Le Pont D'Avignon and more

A good day starts with coffee before sightseeing. We were ready to see the two most famous sights in
Avigon: the Palace of the Popes and the bridge made famous by the children's song.

The Palace of the Popes

For several centuries, the Popes owned the city of Avignon and built a huge palace there. 
The town viewed from one of the windows of the great hall of the fortified palace.

On the tower, the famous Mistral wind was blowing especially hard.

On the Bridge at Avignon ... Sur le Pont d'Avignon

From the bridge you see the palace and its towers where we had just been.


Salade Niçoise -- a nearly-local dish with delicious Provencal olives, anchovies, etc.
After lunch, a municipal garden ... we also visited the Antiquities Museum nearby.


Vicki said...

The Palace Of the Popes looks like a great place to visit! I love the views, the architect, the bridge and water!

Jeanie said...

Len looks content! I would be, too! Always wanted to dance on the bridge! I love it!

Paulita said...

Like you, I love to start the morning with a cafe au lait. It looks like you have a glorious day in Avignon. That sky! Great photos of the palace and the bridge. Thanks for playing along with Dreaming of France. Here’s my Dreaming of France meme