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Pretty much the perfect day off…

fort-st-andre.jpgYesterday the first day in over 40 without guests - late up, 10.00am , delicious sensation, 30 lengths of the pool to ease conscience following blow out Mexican dinner chez C&T the night before; brunch, and then off to explore Villeneuve across the river from Avignon; loved the gardens of the Jardins de l’Abbaye inside the walls of the Fort St.Andre, breathtaking views of the Palais des Papes from the terraces, got so absorbed we forgot the time and when we returned to the gate we were 30 minutes past closing and locked in, no one about all very quiet. Tried scaling walls but turned out these forts were made so not only can you not break in, you cant break out, much shouting ensued from the three of us ( Il y a quelqun?, Au Secours! etc, felt a bit daft, but also a bit desperate) eventually brought an old/deaf lady to our assistance with a key and all was well, much relief. Then to Avignon to dinner at the Cafe next to the Utopia cinema, gazpacho and tagine, and later still a showing of Stephen Frear’s new film Tamara Drewe, VOSTF - v.good, recommended. Pretty much the perfect day…



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