Day 7 in Europa



Avignon...

is a French commune in southeastern France in the départment of the Vaucluse bordered by the left bank of the Rhône river. Of the 94,787 inhabitants of the city on 1 January 2010, 12 000 live in the ancient town centre surrounded by its medieval ramparts. Often referred to as the "City of Popes" because of the presence of popes and antipopes from 1309 to 1423 during the Catholic schism, it is currently the largest city and capital of the département of Vaucluse. This is one of the few French cities to have preserved its ramparts, its historic center, the palace of the popes, Rocher des Doms, and the bridge of Avignon. It was classified a World Heritage Site by UNESCO under the criteria I, II and IV.
As a showcase of arts and culture, the fame of its annual theatre festival, known as the Festival of Avignon, has far exceeded the French borders. (information and images via HERE)






anddddddddd then on to Arles...
in both classical and Mistralian norms) is a city and commune in the south of France, in the Bouches-du-Rhône department, of which it is a subprefecture, in the former province of Provence.
A large part of the Camargue is located on the territory of the commune, making it the largest commune in Metropolitan France in terms of territory (though Maripasoula, French Guiana is much larger) The city has a long history, and was of considerable importance in the Roman province of Gallia Narbonensis. The Roman and Romanesque Monuments of Arles were listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1981. The Dutch post-Impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh lived in Arles in 1888-1889 and produced over 300 paintings and drawings during his time there. An international photography festival has been held in the city since 1970. (images and info via HERE)





Tomorrow we will be traveling into Spain... See you there!!!
annnndddd be sure to visit Reading is Fashionable TODAY there is a GIVEAWAY!!!!

ENJOY!

2 comments:

Elizabeth Eiffel said...

Another great snippet for your travels. Keep them coming please.

Karena said...

Fifi our friend Heather lives in Arles!!

I just saw some Eiffel Tower candles at Z Gallerie, that I adore, hmm they would make a great Giveaway as well.

PS Come let me know what you think of my Autumn decor and enter my New Giveaway!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

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