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Flag of France  , Provence,
Friday, July 13, 2012

We bid Nimes farewell and headed to Avignon.  Our first view of the Avignon was a mideval wall and dry moat type area.  While this isn`t our first moat it is in fact the first time we`ve ever witnessed a town surrounded by a mideval wall (unless you count Mideval Times in California which is an old world themed resturant complete with jousting and sword fighting displays).  The town center and many of the streets were hoasting the Avignon Festival where inpromtu plays and performances of various stlye were underway in every nook and on every corner.  The old town center opened up into a stunning town square surrounded by what appeared to a medieval building of serious signifigace (our travel book went into some detail about the buildings origins popes, antipopes and uprisings, too much for me to pretend to know and write about here) ,but rest asuure it looked very medieval.  We wandered around the cobblestone pathways (which seemed inconvienent for and sort of vehilce or shoe for that matter) and made or way back to the train station to head to Marseille.  Marseille is what would happen if you took downtown LA and downtown San Diego mixed them together and dipped them in Paris.  A bustling city with its own charming character save for a bit of a litter problem.  
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Colin on

If somehow you accidentally purchase a ticket to a far less interesting locale (read Los Angeles) you should come by our house, we have the entire Golden Girls series on VHS.

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