This is where I stayed when I was in Provence. One of the first things I saw was the bridge, and immediately I started humming “Sur le Pont d’Avignon…” which I learned many years ago during French class in elementary school. I wondered if there were other people nearby who knew the song so we could sing it in a round.
I also visited the Palais des Papes and learned about that aspect of the city’s history. It was interesting to see all the different room displays and admire the impressive building.
I did a little shopping for souvenirs too. Since I was in Provence in May it was too early to see the lavender in bloom. Instead I had to look for lavender in stores featuring soaps, sachets and other scented products. This was not a problem.
Here are some other scenes I noticed as I walked in Avignon.