excursions, vol. 3: villeneuve-les-avignon

Just across the river from Avignon is Villeneuve, which is of course not new (silly French) but is a cool little town in its own right. One evening, we went to check out the Fête de la Musique, where the band was purportedly singing in English but really it was “yaourt” as the French say. We had great burgers from a “truck food” and enjoyed the beautiful evening. Best of all, four adults made the short trip in an old Mini Cooper. It was too funny, like a clown car!
Avignon et Uzes
Summer
Avignon et Uzes

At another point, I walked back over (it’s about 45 minutes walking) to go to La Chartreuse, a Carthusian monastery that dates from the early 14th century. I was really happy to be there alone because I took my sweet time poking around in all the different rooms.
Villeneuve/Chartreuse

The frescoes were incredible. Very fragmented, but some portions were incredibly well-preserved.
Villeneuve/Chartreuse
Villeneuve/Chartreuse
Villeneuve/Chartreuse
Villeneuve/Chartreuse
Villeneuve/Chartreuse
Isn’t the square sweet?
Villeneuve/Chartreuse
Tour Philippe le Bel
Villeneuve/Chartreuse

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