Despite the French rail strike, I managed to arrive in Avignon, France, in good time from Annecy today.
The Palace of the Popes (above) is the main landmark of Avignon and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was home to seven consecutive Popes during the 1300s.
The remaining portion of the Pont St-Bénézet over the Rhone River:
Opposite the Palace of the Popes is “the Old Mint”. I read that it has lately served as a music academy:
France has no shortage of hat shops. Here’s my favorite so far:
Still a fair number of cobblestone streets here. Leave those sexy but uncomfortable shoes at home:
Found this door, with instructions on how many tolls of the bell correspond to the party you are ringing:
The walnut doors to the Chapel of St. Pierre. A nice 3-d version of the Annunciation:
A beautiful small square next to the Chapel: