Papal palace and town

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Papal palace
I guess the first thought we had in Avignon was "oh, wow" because we came out of the underground car park and were suddenly right in front of the papal palace. After walking around it as far as that is possible we decided to explore the town a bit and have lunch. It is a nice place, of course with a lot of people visiting. We decided to split up so some of us went to have a look around the many different shops and others just decided to have a walk around the back streets.

We came decided to come back a while later and Matt and I joined the tour of the papal palace. The most amusing fact was not mentioned though: apparently there chicken bones piled up to 2 metres high in the interior courtyard, where in medieval times people at the bankquets had just thrown them over their shoulders into the courtyard. That must have smelled after a while...

Later we also had a look around the papal gardens and had also considered going on the unfinished bridge but then felt that we could actually see it a lot better from the river bank. Although we would have enjoyed going to leave the bridge and telling people "Save your money, guys, you can't get to the other side yet" ;-)
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Papal palace
Papal palace
Papal Palace
Papal Palace
Papal palace
Papal palace
Papal palace
Papal palace
Papal palace
Papal palace
Papal Palace, view of the courtyard
Papal Palace, view of the courtyard
Papal Palace
Papal Palace
Papal Palace
Papal Palace
Papal palace
Papal palace
Papal palace
Papal palace
Papal palace
Papal palace
Papal palace
Papal palace
View from papal palace
View from papal palace
Papal gardens
Papal gardens
World War II memorial in papal gar…
World War II memorial in papal ga…
View from papal gradens
View from papal gradens
View from papal gardens
View from papal gardens
Papal gardens
Papal gardens
Papal gardens
Papal gardens
View from papal gardens
View from papal gardens
Me, enjoying the view from the pap…
Me, enjoying the view from the pa…
Bridge of Avignon, seen from papal…
Bridge of Avignon, seen from papa…
Bridge of Avignon, seen from papal…
Bridge of Avignon, seen from papa…
Town Hall
Town Hall
Town hall
Town hall
Main square
Main square
Main square
Main square
Salad we had in the main square
Salad we had in the main square
The unfinished bridge of Avignon (…
The unfinished bridge of Avignon …
Church in Avignon
Church in Avignon
Avignon
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