Friday, 2 August 2013
Avignon, Pont du Gard, and a Miserable Day in Arles
I did promise my mother I would finish posting the highlights of our France trip. For the last few days, we were based in the old town of Avignon, where popes (and then anti-popes) set up shop for about a hundred years in the 14th century (Rome was thought to be too dangerous). The entire old city is surrounded by an intact medieval city wall and is very walkable, with quirky little side streets and squares. We also liked Avignon because we could hop on the TGV to go back to Paris, or go by train or bus to other places in Provence.