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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.

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Carolyne Kauser-Abbott

With her camera and laptop close at hand, Carolyne has traded in her business suits for the world of freelance writing and blogging. Her first airplane ride at six months of age was her introduction to the exciting world of travel.

While in Provence, Carolyne can be found hiking with friends, riding the hills around the Alpilles or tackling Mont Ventoux. Her attachment to the region resonates in Perfectly Provence this digital magazine that she launched in 2014. This website is an opportunity to explore the best of the Mediterranean lifestyle (food & wine, places to stay, expat stories, books on the region, travel tips, real estate tips and more), through our contributors' articles.

Carolyne writes a food and travel blog Ginger and Nutmeg. Carolyne’s freelance articles can be found in Global Living Magazine, Avenue Magazine and City Palate (Published Travel Articles).