"The Enchanting Walled City of AVIGNON" Avignon by Krystynn
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Nestled amongst the lush vineyards of the lovely <b>Rhone Valley</b>, the walled city of <b><u>Avignon</b></u> really sparkles(!!) with artistic brilliance.
The drive along the highway en route to <b>Avignon</b> was a long and tedious one. And how fast we traveled was also greatly hampered by the VERY STRONG Mistral winds of this region. Sigh. At one point, the winds were <i>soooo</i> strong that I literally spotted a bus-load of people being almost blown off the main highway! Not kidding.
Avignon is basically a small medieval town located in beautiful <b><u>Provence</b></u>. This was THE center of Catholicism for 100 years. A French Pope used to reside in Avignon after moving here from Rome. And did you know that for a while, there were actually two rival Popes in the world i.e. one in Rome and one in Avignon!
Today, there's no Pope living here and this beautiful town is now a regional center for lovers of the arts, theater and photography.
I hope you'd enjoy your stay in this town!
<b>If you're interested to check out some cool panoramic/ 360 degrees shots of the <u>PALACE OF THE POPES</u> and its surrounding area, then click on the following links: </b>
<a href="http://northernlight.net/photography/panoramic/france/avignon1.htm">Palace of the Popes (Scene 1)</a>
<a href="http://northernlight.net/photography/panoramic/france/avignon2.htm">Palace of the Popes (Scene 2)</a>
<b><u>For your pre-trip planning, you can't beat these excellent sites:</u></b>
<a href="http://www.lemonde.fr/"target=newwindow>Le Monde</a>
<a href="http://www.lefigaro.fr/"target=newwindow>Le Figaro</a>
<a href="http://www.france-ouest.com/"target=newwindow>Ouest France</a>
<a href="http://www.afp.com/english/home/"target=newwindow>Agence France Presse (in English!)</a>
<a href="http://www.lci.fr/"target=newwindow>Le Chaine Info</a>
<a href="http://www.france2.fr/"target=newwindow>France 2</a>
<a href="http://www.france3.fr/"target=newwindow>France 3</a>
<a href="http://www.radio-france.fr/"target=newwindow>Radio France</a>
<a href="http://www.rfi.fr/"target=newwindow>Radio France Internationale</a>
<a href="http://www4.europeinfos.com/"target=newwindow>Europe 1</a>
<b>Interested to view some interesting postcards I bought from AVIGNON and PROVENCE? Then, please surf straight to the section on <u>TRAVELOGUE: Postcards from AVIGNON/PROVENCE</u> (on the right hand side of this page). These are just a selected few in my current collection of 10,000+ postcards from around the world. </b>
<b><u>Copyright: © Krystynn 2002.</u>
Please do not take my personal pics without prior permission. Thanks.</b>
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