Friday 19 September 2014

Avignon to Aix en Provence

We have been camping on a little island in the middle of the Rhone at Avignon. We were exactly opposite the end of the Pont Saint Benezet bridge, although it is actually more like a pier.
The bridge does not reach to our bank as it was washed away many years ago, and it is now a big tourist attraction thanks to a well known song called 'Sur la Pont d'Avignon'.
The weather is forecast to be really stormy, so this morning we have driven 80 kilometres to Aix en Provence in the hope that we avoid the expected flash flooding.
We spent the afternoon in an art gallery looking at paintings by local hero Paul Cezanne.
Later we wandered around the beautiful town, stopping only to take a couple of photos and to sit at a street side table and enjoy a glass of red wine and a Pastis.

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