Life in the streets, Avignon
Great town to walk full of history and all close by, walking is best once in town.
the pictures are of things passing by in previous years, like
La Mirande, a mansion hotel and restaurant at the foot of the Palais des Papes, authentic place of history not stayed nor eaten but the architecture walking and its history allures anyone to it. Decorated as the welcome of guest and ambiances from the 18C, and do not forget the cuisine school in it. at Place de l'Amirande
The hôtel de ville, many times wonderful Inside and most great outside. know the daily life of the city by a slow walk in its halls.
the gardens of the cathedral of Doms looking over the wonderful bridge of St Bénezet (both with tips here), and the wonderful old charm street of rue des teinturiers in central Avignon
Fondest memory: walking by the center town and its intricate Streets like Teinturies. Overlooking the river Sorgue . This street was, from the 14C to the 19C, the seat of an intense manufacturing activity. Twenty-three paddlewheel steamers provided energy to mills and spinners of silk. Nowadays, there are more than four wheels, it is still called street of the wheels by the Avignon.
Favorite thing: There was nothing better than taking an evening stroll after dinner through the Place de l'horloge. Nightime brings the people out an about and is a great people watching time. We enjoyed outr evening walks and enjoying some after dinner ice cream. The evening weather was considerably cooler which was a nice break from the daytime heat.
Summer is for living in the streets. Even in Avignon thare are plenty of restaurants offering external tables along the pedestrian area in the historical centre.
Fondest memory: Lots of music, funny people walking in the streets and amusing themselves.
She has that smile on her face, the one that you have when you are five years old and your mother dress you with your favorite dress... and she allows you to take a ride on the carousel.
First you feel the excitement; it seems that you're going to remain still forever, but then the little white horse you're riding starts its movement... and your eyes shine, and you saw how your mother smiles at you with a mixture of proud and happiness . But you don't really care about her, or about the guy who is taking pictures at you.
Your only concern right there, at that moment, is that you don't want your little white horse ever to stop. You want to feel that trickling in your arms, you want to see how the world runs around you exactly like that forever. Enjoy your ride, sweetheart. I certainly enjoyed witnessing your happiness. :-)
Favorite thing: stroll along Place de L'Horloge. Place de l'Horloge is a lovely square in front of Hôtel de Ville where you can find many terrace cafés dotting both sides of the area and an interesting looking 'Belle Epoque' carrousel found at the top end of the long square. Both streets at the top end of the Place d'Horloge lead to the Place du Palais and the Palace of the Popes
Here's a pic I took from the plaza.... Ah, capture the panoramic beauty of this medieval-like city on film.
Once you arrive in Avignon... you may not even want to leave afterwards. Why? Well, for one, this town is really beautiful...
Secondly, Avignon is a medieval-like town with tons of history, art, music and fun things to do! Just to 'see' the town itself, you could even wander the narrow streets inside the fortified walls for days without feeling bored!
This is indeed one of the loveliest of French cities and towns. And, Avignon is surrounded by ramparts (12th and 14th century) and has many old churches.