Bring Your Appetite with Avignon Gourmet Tour
Avignon is a must-see on almost every tourist’s Provence travel agenda. Whether you are a practicing Catholic or not it is impossible to ignore the fact that the seat of influence for this religion was based in Avignon for almost 100 years. Pope Clement V arrived from Lyon, without the intention of remaining he stayed and eight others followed.
During that time span, the Palais des Papes was built in a twenty-year construction blitz that started in 1335. It would be hard to argue that this immense project built on a rock outcrop was not defensive in nature with walls 18-feet thick. It is still the largest Gothic era palace in Europe and was designated a World Heritage for Humanity site by UNESCO, in 1995.
After visiting the Popes’ Palace and nearby Pont d’Avignon several times, Nutmeg’s interest was not in reviewing these historical monuments. With 12,000 people who live “intra-muros,” inside the 5-kilometres of ramparts, then there had to be a foodie side in Avignon. Nutmeg’s search over when she discovered Avignon Gourmet Tours.
Originally posted on Ginger and Nutmeg