JetSet Coco

Thursday, June 23, 2011


Avignon is one of Provence's largest medieval cities and is located right on the Rhone River. We spent our first morning in Provence here visiting this beautiful city. Avignon is full of bustling cafes and restaurants in all the main squares, including the largest, the Place de Palais. After soaking up the culture at the Palais de Papes and the Cathedrale, head to the busy street Rue des Marchands and the surrounding streets for some serious boutique shopping. Unfortunately we went to Avignon on a Friday and missed the weekly Saturday indoor at Les Halles, but even on a regular day there are plenty of flower booths set up just outside of Les Halles. We found a great wine store called Le Vin Devant Soi which has the wine machine in which you buy a card and can taste of one of nearly 50 wines on display in the store. This was a great way to learn about the regional wines, and prepare for our next stop of the day, Chateauneuf de Pap, the leader in red wine production.

View of Avignon from top of hill

Shopping in Avignon

Les Halles

Flower market outside of Les Halles

Famous Provencial lavender

Cute cafe

Tons of artists displaying work

Wine tasting at Le Vin Devant Soi

Place du Palais

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