We've arrived at the YMCA Avignon

We've arrived at the Hostel, and it's 35degrees and grasshoppers are announcing our arrival. 2 hours late  due to traffic so we will be  taking a dip in the pool or relaxing around the Hostel today delaying our visit to the bridge until later in the week. We are just about to get the surprise ice lollies  out of the coolbox.

We are excited to visit the ancient city later this this week.

Avignon, city, capital of Vaucluse département, Provence–Alpes–Côte d’Azur région, southeastern France. It lies at a point on the east bank of the Rhône River where the narrow valley opens into a broad delta plain, northwest of Nîmes. It was the capital of the papacy from 1309 to 1377. Recognised for its architectural beauty and historic importance, the centre of Avignon was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1995, and the city served as the European cultural capital for 2000.