Our plan was to get to Avignon, France for dinner. We were interested in the Palais-des-Papes: an enormous “palace” built for the Catholic Popes who were no longer safe in Italy. They moved to France for about 70 years in the 14th century and ruled with an iron fist from there. The Palace of the Popes symbolizes the church’s omnipresent influence throughout the Christian world back in the day. The Popes’ Palace is the biggest Gothic palace in all of Europe. But first, we were hungry! Used to Spanish culture, food and language, it was up to me to remember my high school French in order to feed the family.
See: Palace of the Popes
Above: Walking about the town of Avignon and inside the “Palace of the Popes”. Sophia and Oliver found a pile of ancient cannonballs inside the castle – OMG.