21 Jul 2016
Excursion From Marseille: The Papal Palace In Avignon
We arrived at Marseille port the day before and I was very excited about the itinerary in Avignon. I must admit that I had actually already visited this little town, but I knew that this time would be very different. In fact, we were going to have a guided tour of the magnificent Papal palace and lunch in a local restaurant. In addition, the day before I attended a lecture on board focusing on the troubled historical period in which Avignon and the Vatican city were in dispute to nominate the Pope, therefore I was able to imagine exactly what the atmosphere would have been like in the Avignon of the Middle Ages.