Monthly Archives: May 2011

Popes, palaces, power and the petit

We’d already seen this monumental building in the square, or Place du Palaises , which turned out to be the Palace of the Popes, or Palais des Papes. It is a 14th Century gothic fortress exuding power with a ‘don’t … Continue reading

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Soorleponging at Avingnon…

Not wanting to get into a parking nightmare, we came into Avignon on the bus. Our first glimpse of the city was those walls that seem to go for miles – with flower beds at their base and a clear … Continue reading

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More photos from the antique fair…

And this was just the street stalls… what the permanent and professional dealers had on show was a whole other dimension… Heather

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Antique paradise all weekend…

The Easter Weekend was a huge affair here in L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue. As well as the usual big market on the Sunday, it was a holiday long weekend, and the annual International Antiques and Collectibles Fair, and the International Fair of the … Continue reading

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Gordes, Gregorian chant and earth pigments

The following few days saw us heading off to the perched village of Gordes (with a ‘Perched’ rating of 8 out of 10) and Roussillon (7 out of 10). Both extremely picturesque but, as Heather described, they looked so manicured … Continue reading

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