Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Sur le Pont
First Aix, then Arles, so next must be Avignon. And this time without the girls who stayed home with Patrick & Tricia & Catherine. For just over 100 years (14th Century) Avignon, not Rome, was home to the Popes. The Palais des Popes still dominates the city, the biggest Gothic palace in Europe apparently, though it looks more like a classic castle. Wandered around countless rooms and halls before heading for the Pont d'Avignon. Yup, it only goes halfway across. And no, there wasn't anybody dancing on it.