Basing ourselves in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence allowed for spontaneous day trips. One that was at the top of our list was Avignon, with a stop at the Pont du Gard.

The first stop at Pont du Gard was incredible. I really didn’t know too much about the history or the incredible design behind the bridge. Seeing it in person was surreal, and the river running underneath was perfect for cooling off.

Continuing on to Avignon, the festival crowds felt a bit overwhelming. After a few circles around the town and a few honks, we managed to find a parking spot right under the Palais des Papes!

Purchasing our tickets at the window, we entered in for the self-guided tour through the incredible walls of the palace.

After the tour, we made the walk up to the Rocher de des Doms, the park that overlooks the city. It was a picture-perfect view into Avignon and the Cathedral.

Touring through the rest of the town, it was time for dinner. La Fourchette came up a few times as one of the best spots to eat, and we managed to snag a last-minute table.

After dining in the beautiful space and eating some of the best escargot I’ve ever had, it was time to call it a day. Avignon and the Pont du Gard was a lovely afternoon in Provence!

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  1. Savannah Hopkinson Reply

    All your France posts have made me want to go back and see so much more of the country – I love them!

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