Next stop of my trip was Avignon, in the south east, by the Rhone river. My best friend Laurence and I met with Anne-Marie, a childhood friend. Do you remember her? I featured her mini session last week.
Spending the day with my friends, laughing and chatting, made me feel like we were back in middle school. I admit that we were loud, which is very un-French, but we were having such a good time!
Anne-Marie took us to this nice restaurant in the historical part of Avignon that offered typical French food. When my friends would ask me what type of cuisine I'd want, I would answer that I didn't want something that I could get in the U.S (as you can understand).
Then, we pursued our visit of Avignon; I quite enjoyed the architecture. You know by now that I LOVE paved roads and small streets. The old town is protected by medieval ramparts, and is famous for its City of Pope (Palais des Papes) as Avignon used to have the Popes there in the XII th century. This city is also famous because of its bridge (Pont d'Avignon) as celebrated in a song for children known by every French person.
Check out my images below... I hope it'll make you want to go there one day!
I had no idea that the Bridge of Avignon was half destroyed.
When Anne-Marie offered to walk other there, we decided instead to go sit at a cafe instead... lol
The Palace of the Popes
The Rhone river
It was a simple but oh so delicious lunch with Anne-Marie (on the left) and Laurence
And let's not forget the delicious desserts! Here's a slice of apple tart
This is a yogurt with red berries. Pretty presentation, isn't it?
I am a French expat living in the USA, more precisely