Do you know where popes escaped the corruption in Rome during the fourteenth century? Well, is nothing but the jewel of the French Riviera, Avignon. They built what is considered the largest Gothic building in the world, known as "Le Palais des Papes, or Palace of the Popes. Although it is now just a lot of ancient frescoes.
Avignon is in its strategic position at the confluence of two rivers, France, Rhone, which is still one of the largest rivers in France and the Durance, who is now dammed. These are important routes for commerce along the communication. People flocked to Avignon since the Stone Age. Rocher des Dames, a big rock up the Rhone lived in the cave men, but now has changed public park where you can sit and enjoy the view of the countryside. It 's also a cafeteria and a playground on top.
The popular tourist destination in Avignon: Palace Square, next to the Place de l'Horloge, which is exorbitant in the summer months. For budget travelers, there are small square nearby, frequented by locals. Among them is the famous Place Pie, a covered market selling fresh produce and cheese and wine. Theatre Festival is an annual event held in July, bringing in hordes of tourists. Performances take place in the place where popes. The flea market on Sunday is a great place to find hidden treasures. You can take a break from all cultural and relax in one of the cafes and bars with a glass of wine and watch the world go by. It is also associated with high-speed Eurostar service.
Belfort is another charming destination is in a natural opening between the Vosges and the Jura. He drew the human civilization and has been a target for the hosts. It is famous for hosting major music festivals in May each year. International Festival of University Music attracts talented musicians with the number of students in particular. Erockeennes, one of the biggest rock festivals in France, one of the oldest conventions in France, Belfort Tattoo Convention, also held here. A sculpture expresses the people's resistance to the Franco-Prussian War, known as the Lion of Belfort, built by Frederic Bartholdi also housed at Belfort. Another attraction is the cathedral of Belfast from the 18th century.
Belfort and Eurostar Avignon Eurostar services are available in many destinations in the UK. You can access these sites easily by Eurostar train service that operates a train from London every Saturday during the summer. Eurostar Avignon is accessible through Provence with a single, simple connection. Eurostar tickets flights are available upon request at the official site. So book early in the summer months to enjoy the best deals to visit the jewel of the Costa Azul.