Greetings from Avignon

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.

Avignon bridge

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.

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Checklist for France

Paris

I’ll be traveling to France in late May so it is time for planning and research.  I have a stack of books from the library and I’m looking at travel websites.  Although I have been to Paris and northwest France, this will be my first visit to Provence and I’m really looking forward to going there.  I’ll be in Avignon and Aix-en-Provence and I know there’s a lot to see.  After that I’ll go to Paris by train.  As I prepare for this trip I’m making a travel list which includes the following: Continue reading