PROVENCE
Aix en Provence, Avignon, Les Baux


Avignon

Aix-en-Provence

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AIX EN PROVENCE

Aix is a university town famous for its Roman fountains.
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AVIGNON

Avignon Map
Avignon is famous for being where the Popes and antipopes relocated from 1309 to 1423. It is also known for its famous bridge (Pont d'Avignon) that kept being swept way and so was not rebuilt. Today additional to the Pope's palace and bridge, the town has an impressive set of city walls.
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Approaching Avignon from over the Rhone river. Ruins found off the main street.
The city walls.
The Pope's Palace
From inside the Pope's palace. and again.... On exiting, turning left back into the town.
Pont d'Avignon
Around Avignon
gates and garden decorate this roundabout. more wine tasting. Chateauneuf du pape winery

PROVENCE

On the road in Provence. Unfortunately the famous lavender feilds are a thing of the past.
We visited an Olive mill and sampled its products. Very nice!

LES BAUX

Les Baux is a picturesque hill top town set atop a rocky outcrop crowned with a ruined castle overlooking the plains.
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