Avignon is a charming old town full of character and history. This was a place that my husband had on the list of possibilities when deciding where we would stay on the way back up to Paris. Originally, we were going to the Loire Valley area- but since we hadn’t booked anything yet- we kind of decided where we would go while in Roquebrune.
Avignon it was- we hopped on the train and traveled through the countryside and found ourselves in a most beautiful spot. We booked an apartment in a little alley that had French doors that opened up to a delightful little rooftop patio. It was perfect for sitting outside and dining- and for beautiful views- and we even had a French cat come to the door to visit us. We greeted it with a hearty ‘Bonjour’ of course.
My husband is all about castles and old history- so the Palais des Papes was right up his alley.
Once again- I was snapping photos of architecture and details.
The muted colors, old stones and intricate detailing on the buildings- so beautiful.
Avignon was full of history- and my husband loved that we were staying right in the center of the historic part of it – within the old walls. To be honest, I wasn’t paying attention to the walls being ‘walls’ – I just fell in love with the colors and old patina they had.
I loved the little shop and cafe charm on every corner- and of course
and snapped another 100 photos of architecture and details. These are all iphone photos that I haven’t edited. Would you believe I have yet to go through the big camera photos? We got back from Europe and I hit the ground running on a few big projects and have not had much time to sit down and edit those photos yet.
That patina on the buildings pretty much got me every.time. – I mean- just look at all that dreamy beauty?
And some of my favorites were windows with blue gray green (my Lacanche range color) shutters.
And I loved the narrow alleys and cobblestone streets. It seems I couldn’t walk past an area with alleys or cobbles underfoot without taking another photo.