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All information gathered first-hand, since 1995

The Avignon-Apt Itinerary is just a short day's drive east, but a very long day's sightseeing; it would be best as a 2-day trip. We'll take you to the Venice of Provence, a river gushing out of the ground, the cliffs and red earth of Gordes and Roussillon, to the market town of Apt.

Boat trips on the Rhone will take you to the Camargue, Arles or Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Nearby Isles-sur-la-Sorgue is beautiful, and full of antique shops.

South of town is Saint-Remy-de-Provence (art, Van Gogh and Nostradamus) and the nearby Roman ruins of Glanum. A day-trip to the east, past Cavaillon will take you to the Luberon villages [area map].

Lodging - Le Lutrin-Palais des Papes 2**
1 Rue Gérard Philippe
Tel: (33) 04 90 86 04 13; Fax: (33) 04 90 27 91 17
27 rooms; Centre; dining; parking. We stayed here (March 2000): great location; rooms a bit small, but in a very fine old building; excellent service; the dining is outstanding with excellent cusine and a beautiful room.