41, cours Jean Jaurès/Rue de la République
BP8-84004 Avignon Cedex 1
Cédex 1 – Francia/France
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Read the book:'The girl from...
Read the book:
'The girl from Avignon' before going there.
I actually do not know if it was ever translated into English (I read it in Afrikaans), and I know it is available in French.
There was also a French TV programme in the early eighties based on the book.
France never seemed romantic - until I got to Avignon.
Refer hint below that the books "Constace" and Livia" are also must reads.
I loved this.
One of the walls of Les Halles, the indoor market building, is entirely covered in plants.
At first, from a distance, I thought it was painted. then I thought it was fake/3D. Then I saw the plants moving in the breeze and realised they were real.
Very, very clever. Very effective, and very pleasing to the eye in the middle of a busy town.
Visit The Cathedral Notre Dame des Doms
The Cathedral was built between 1140-60 upon remains of an older church. During the 14C, when the Popes were in Avignon, fine frescos by Simone Martini were created upon the aislwer which has beeb extee-less walls. These slowly deteriorated and were removed to the Papal Palace in the 20C. Side chapels were added to the church in the 14-16C and the interior was baroqued shortly after. There is an early Romanesque porch and above it is a tower that was extended in the 15C and in 1859 topped by a large statue of the Virgin.
Lokk around the city
As you walk along the main street cours Jean Jaures, the tourist office is on the right side, at number 41. On this street you’ll also find lots of cafes and eating establishments and we had dinner at one of theDeli restaurants. Whilst the window display of food looked fabulous, unfortunately the meal itself was not as good as we expected.