spent in the City of the Popes : you'll visit the Palace of the
Popes and the famous Saint-Benezet Bridge, whose song is sung
by children all over the world.
time for lunch on your own in the town center : at each
turning, Palaces, Churches, small Italian-like Squares and Museums
are expecting your visit !
Strolling about cobbled streets, lined with Mansions, period houses
and Livrees Cardinalices*, all witnesses to the nine Popes' stay
in Avignon - is the best way to measure the splendor of this City
which, in 2000, was given the title of "The European Capital of
the afternoon, Villeneuve-lez-Avignon, facing Avignon from
the other side of the Rhône, will probably charm you. This charming
Medieval village, city of Cardinals in the XIV° Century, represents
with its monuments a veritable inheritance (the Chartreuse,
the Tower Philippe Le Bel, the Abbey and the Fort Saint-André...)
afternoon, in Châteauneuf-du-Pape for a wine-tasting
session of this Great Vintage.
* In Avignon lived a lot of cardinals who occupied the best Mansions
without always paying their rents ! In those days, there are a serious