mercredi 21 février 2007

On the road to Nice

Nice was verrry nice. The place we stayed was fantastic. It was in the town of Tourettes-sur-Loup. Here is a picture of the view from the bedroom. You can see all the way down to the ocean.

On the way there we stopped in Avignon. There is an old bridge there, the 'Pont d'Avignon,' that everyone in France knows, because it is the subject of a nursery rhyme. Because of that this bridge is a serious tourist attraction in France, we are talking primo tourist spot. We took a little audiotour of it and of the Papal Palace.
You may ask, "What in the world were the popes doing in Avignon?" I wondered that myself. It turns out there were various civil wars going on in Italy so the popes tended to wander around and take up residence with local lords and kings.
The Papal palace

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