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Sur le pont d'Avignon

sunny 28 °C

Our adventure continues on our last day in France. Everyone was eager to get on the coach, saying goodbye to Nice til the next time.

Our first stop was in Grasse, home to the perfume industry. Fragonard has been in business for several hundred years and one of the major creators of scents. We learned that it takes 7 years of study to become a 'nose'. The final test requires the nose to identify over 3500 individual scents. The factory produces all types of Eau duu Toilette, colognes and perfumes. Lots of purchases were made.....

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Our observation about services or rest stops. Italy's Auto Grills are far superior to the French version. We did stop for a quick lunch and then headed to Avignon, home to the Papal Palace between the early 1300's and 1400's. It seems the French Pope did not like living in Rome so he moved the palace to Avignon and built a place that is considerably larger than Vatican City.
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Avignon, in the heart of Provence, is also know for the children's song, Sur le pont d'Avignon. If you don't remember it -google it! You will know it when you hear it. We have all been singing it all day!
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We had some free time to walk around the town. Some interesting grafitti.
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Our dinner option was on our own. Many delicacies were tried by our travellers, duck, frog legs, escargot and fresh fish. Thanks Trip Advisor for making good recommendations. Our recommendation is the La Petite PĂȘche.
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Au revoir France - Hola Espanol!!!!!!

Posted by jonaway 13:44 Archived in France

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Looks like France was filled with lots of great sights, good food and fun times. Enjoy Spain and keep writing.

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