Yesterday we took a trip to Avignon …
Tory knew we were not allowed to go into the gardens of the Palais des Papes.
There was the famous medieval bridge – Pont Saint-Bénézet which apparently was the inspiration for the song Sous le pont d’Avignon – which Tory sang for us! The train went through very narrow streets. One of the shops we saw in passing had the “santons al Provencal” – a collection of the famous Provencale nativity figurines.Near the Place du Palais, we saw the Trompe l’oeil images of famous actors. Pretty cool!George was a little squirmish at first but soon settled down to take in the sights.After our “exhaustive” train ride through the town Tory suggested we have a cup of tea at Hotel de l’Europe. But we were not sure if they would be dog-friendly.
We walked into their lovely courtyard
And arrived at the front door where we met Damien. He was at the front desk of the hotel. We asked if we all may sit in the courtyard for a cup of tea. He looked at us and said, “But of course. You can sit inside or outside. Wherever you wish.”
To which both Tory and Mummy asked – “With the dogs inside?”
May’s comment: What can we say? Forever loyal to Hotel de l”Europe – the beautiful former residence of the Marquis of Graveson dating from the 16th century. Thank you Damien for a lovely end to our day trip to Avignon.And we found out that the owner of Hotel de l’Europe has four dogs themselves.