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The appeal of the Alpilles

Advantages: A charming corner of Provence, rather neglected…
Disadvantages: ...apart from touristy Les Baux

Somehow, the Alpilles seem out of place. Once south of Avignon, you feel you’ve left the hills behind. The Rhone Valley widens out towards the river’s estuary and you start anticipating the marshes of the Camargue, so flat and watery that they almost m ...

torr 21.01.2010 · Read full review
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Review of The Alpilles, Provence

INTO THE ABYSS

Advantages: Fantastic scenery
Disadvantages: The prospect of imminent death

In the following review we shall experience the nerve-tingling excitement of the rim; witness the sheer, pant-wetting terror of a drive around the gorge; groan at the feeble attempts at humour while sharing the highs, and hopefully not the lows, of the ...

proxam 08.04.2012 · Read full review
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Review of Gorge du Verdon, Provence

REAR ENTRY

Advantages: Great location
Disadvantages: None

Moustier-Ste-Marie has been called the gateway to the Verdon Gorge - 'the front door' - if you will. But the gorge is not, as they say in France, a dead-end. So if there is front entry, it follows that there is an exit, or rear entry. Castellane was ...

proxam 12.07.2012 · Read full review
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Review of Castellane, Provence

The most important gothique palace in the world.

Advantages: Magnificent building, cheap entry fees, in the middle of a beautiful city
Disadvantages: There's none. you have nothing to lose everything to gain.

Background: The "Palais des Papes" was the symbol of the power of the church in the XIV century. Its build was started in 1335 and was finished in less than twenty years. The Pope Benoît XII and its successor Clement VI are the main responsible for this ...

LouPapy 10.07.2006 · Read full review
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Review of Palais des Papes, Avignon, Provence