Day 210 – Avignon, France (“City of Popes”)
The climate in southern France is fabulous. As we stepped off the train in Avignon last night, we were immediately greeted by a warm tropical breeze. This afternoon we took a walking tour of beautiful Avignon. Avignon, a UNESCO World Heritage site, was the seat of the Papacy for almost 80 years (instead of Rome). We had a wonderful time exploring and learning about Avignon’s rich history.
(Temple Saint Martial & Musee Lapidaire)
(Palais des Papas)
(Cathedral Notre Dame des Doms)
(Pont Saint-Benezet – 1171 AD)
(Various scenes from Avignon)