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Vaucluse

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  • Day18

    Acrobranch in Cormatin, France

    September 15, 2018 in France ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    Today we went to an aerial park and went flying through the trees on zip lines and climbing through large tunnels. Geoff Chloë and our friend Yohann (Who also went around the world on his bike with his partner Clara) went on the adult course and Malcolm Dale and Lara went on the kids course. There were 5 levels of courses, yellow (test), green (easy), blue(medium), red(hard) and black(extreme)! Yohann Geoff and Chloë did part of the adult black and Chloë also did the kids black! Malcolm did the kids black 3 times! Talk to you soon,
    Cheers Malcolm
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  • Day50

    Sur le Pont d'Avignon

    October 17, 2018 in France ⋅ ☁️ 17 °C

    In Avignon, we found a beautiful garden inside the medieval walls of the city, and Chloë and I danced and sang on the Avignon bridge (much to her hidden delight which looked a lot like embarrassment...). In fact, the original 16th century tune is quite different than the one we learn in Canada as children, but we stuck to our own version. We also came across a teenaged basketball tournament in front of the Palais des Papes, in the center of town. I really do love how Europe uses its public spaces!Read more

  • Day12

    Séguret - Sablet

    April 3 in France ⋅ 🌧 11 °C

    Wir wollen heute eine kleine Tour durch die Provence unternehmen, sind aber nicht über Séguret und Sablet hinaus gekommen. Das sind zwei schöne Bergdörfer, die zu den schönsten in Frankreich gehören sollen. Aber es hat so stark geregnet, dass wir unsere Tour (mit dem Auto!) abgebrochen haben und lieber eine Weinprobe gemacht haben und im Bistro d'O in Vaison-la-Romaine sehr lecker Essen gegangen sind. Es war die beste Küche während unserer ganzen Tour.Read more

  • Day11

    Vaison-la-Romaine

    April 2 in France ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    Seit gestern sind wir in Vaison-la-Romaine, einem kleinen Städtchen mit mittelalterlichem Kern. Auf diesen Ort ist Dagmar 2010 durch eine BRIGITTE-Ausgabe aufmerksam geworden. Ich hatte dann eine Unterkunft gebucht ... und zu unserer Überraschung war es diesellbe Pension, in der auch die BRIGITTE.Journalistin übernachtet hatte.Read more

  • Day9

    Orange

    April 9 in France ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Mit viel Rückenwind ging es entlang der Rhone auf der Eurovelo 17.

    Ausnahmsweise darf mein Fahrrad mit aufs Zimmer 🙃.

  • Day23

    Avignon, Sur le pont!

    April 10, 2015 in France ⋅ ☀️ 18 °C

    Mum and Lurleen told me about the famous song about dancing on the Avignon bridge. It is old and a bit broken but it has seen a lot of history over hundreds of years and survived a lot of battles. Legend says it was built by magic! I liked visiting the 700 year old bridge and had an audio guide to listen to while I looked around.Read more

  • Day23

    Avignon, Palais des Papes

    April 10, 2015 in France ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

    We had a big day trip with Lurleen and our family to Avignon on the bus. It is much bigger than Uzes and has a wall all around it. The palace of the popes is enormous and old. The pope bought the whole city from queen Joan so they could have the palace there. I wonder how all the people would have felt! We had lunch on the roof of the palace which was awesome.

    Nannie is strong and awake but still needs the breathing tube because of her swollen throat. I can't wait til she comes home.
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  • Day28

    Day 28 - Bédoin, 34 miles

    May 13, 2016 in France ⋅ ⛅ 57 °F

    Well the weather gods were not on my side today as I awoke to thick cloud and rain covering the top half of Mont Ventoux with no sign of it moving. With only die hards and people here for only one day going up I'll keep my fingers crossed for the morning and some sun.

    With a quick bit of research I found a nice ride out towards Sault via a small village called Flassan. The road twisted up through the forest to about 950 metres (about half Mont Ventoux) and with the weather starting to draw in I soon found myself riding in the clouds and rain. With the weather not improving and hopefully a big ride tomorrow I decided to call it a day and descend back down and wow was the descent cold.

    As I rolled back into Bedoin I bumped into a group of English club riders I'd met the night before and my decision to not climb Ventoux today was justified. Not sure if I've ever seen a group of fit clearly very good cyclists look so broken both physically and mentally. As they all stood there shivering they described the ride as horrific with freezing rain and gale force head winds once in the clouds. With the same 60kph winds but sun predicted tomorrow it will hopefully at least be a little warmer.
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  • Day154

    Avignon: Palace of the Popes

    October 2, 2018 in France ⋅ 🌬 59 °F

    In 1309 Pope Clement V moved to Avignon to escape the protests, riots, and violence after his election. The Palace was begun and added to by the 8 succeeding popes who lived there. It is the largest Gothic building of the middle ages and is on the UNESCO World Heritage list.

    After the popes returned to Rome, the building remained under papal control for the next 350 years, but it deteriorated. During the French Revolution, a lot of the palace was damaged. Napoleon used it for a barracks and more damage occurred. It was vacated in 1906 and was finally opened to tourists. It's been in the process of reconstruction ever since.

    This place is huge! We could never get a picture that showed how big it was from any angle. So we took a couple of pictures of the model to get a better perspective. The next day as we left town we saw it from a distance.
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  • Day154

    Palace of the Popes, Interior

    October 2, 2018 in France ⋅ 🌬 63 °F

    We took a tour, which included the use of a tablet to explain what it was like. The inside is mostly empty now, but using the tablet, we could see how it had looked. There had been beautiful frescoes covering the walls. Many were covered over when the building was used for other purposes, but some have been restored. Pictures were not allowed of these but we managed to take a couple of pictures of the tablet showing the interior.Read more

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Département du Vaucluse, Departement du Vaucluse, Vaucluse

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