France / Travel

Rainy day in Provence

It rained throughout our first evening in Provence. However, after a breakfast of fresh croissants (delivered to our door by the gracious owner/innkeeper) the consensus was that the leftover clouds would be clearing soon and that the day would turn out to be a nice one. Our amateur weather forecasting was totaly incorrect. Just as our 30 minute journey to Isle sur la Sorgue came to an end and we managed to land a decent parking spot, the skies opened up and washed out our trip to the open air Sunday market in that village.

We continued on to Avignon and picked up our unofficial tour of French Carousels. We have been in the country for 48 hours and have been on three thus far! This one, in the middle of Avignon’s main drag, was almost the equal of the fine carousel in Paris. It too is of the double decker variety. We took six spins total, spread out before and after lunch. The cost: 12 rides for 15 Euro.

Avignon is famous for, among other things, being the home to the Popes for a period of time. Their Palace is a focal point of the city, along with the bridge that extends only halfway across the water, and the walls surrounding this ancient city.

We are plannin g a return trip to Avignon later this week, to do some shopping and, most likely, some more carousel-ing!

OWTK – live in Provence!


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