This time we lamented our Rick Steves guidebook. We decided to stay in his "top four-star choice..right on Place de L'Horloge". While I won't go into details, my TripAdvisor review was headlined "Not a four-star hotel!"
I should add, however, that Place de L'Horloge is an impressive space enclosed by the city hall, a theatre and a variety of restaurants and religious structures.
|A portion of the ancient wall that surrounds the city.|
|The Popes Palace|
|Chuck Brook tells me that according to french law you cannot alter historic doors...other than to repair damaged portions|
|This is what you use to make fish soup in France|
Whenever we can we take a boat cruise in a town or city. So we did so in Avignon. I can honestly say it was the most boring river cruise we have ever taken. However it did offer a good view of the Le Pont when it wasn't blocked by other river cruise boats! What we did enjoy was walking along the narrow streets inside and outside the extensive pedestrian zone.
|There's a lot of creativity in and around Avignon!|
I was also intrigued by real estate listings in the many real estate shops since it is the law in France that before a home can be sold, it must have an energy audit, and the energy rating must be prominently displayed on the real estate listing. Now here's a good idea we should promote in Vancouver!