Sur le pont d’Avignon

pont d'Avignon

I bet that title brought back some childhood memories, huh? Personally, I can just picture myself in my little school uniform, screaming out the lyrics as loud as I possibly can, in potentially the worst French accent you’ve ever heard. 

I went to Avignon a few years ago, and had quite an experience to say the least. My family and I went there with some friends, and ended up staying in this ghastly and terrifying hotel, which had beheaded dolls hanging from the ceiling and pretty much everywhere else. The staircase was creaky and ancient, covered with a filthy red carpet that must’ve been there for at least 100 years, the rooms were damp and the doors barely locked, and to top it off, the receptionist was extremely creepy. Now, you must be thinking that all of that sounds like a nightmare, but to be honest, it’s one of the best memories I have, because it was all so terrifying! After leaving the hotel we all realised how much fun it actually was to stay there!

During our stay, we explored Avignon and everything it had to offer. We went on little hikes and discovered the history and culture of this beautiful city, and thoroughly enjoyed every second of it. The weather wasn’t great, but the architecture made up for all of that.

There are markets, a quay, shops and restaurants and enough bars to keep you hydrated for the rest of your life. There are so many different chapels and churches to explore, as well as the famous Pont d’Avignon, which even as a 10 year old little girl obsessed with barbie dolls, I still found interesting.

If you’re ever looking for somewhere fun and cultural to explore, then Avignon is definitely the place for you. Here are some properties to look at and plan your dream holiday!

Gina Evans-Forte
Gina Evans-Forte
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