We had started the day with high hopes for our trip to Avignon; visiting small local markets, exploring the backstreets and admiring the grand papal palace. Unfortunately things didn’t go to plan once we realised that even though there are many different markets in Avignon throughout the week, the day we had picked to come didn’t really have any. Of course there is always the indoor market, but the Marché les Halles d’Avignon just didn’t have the je ne sais quoi of the traditional outdoor affairs.
While Avignon did have some pretty streets and huge stone ramparts, we found it too built up and much too busy. We were looking for quite French villages, not twenty or so restaurants all lined up next to each other. I’m sure there is so much we missed in Avignon but we shall come back one day, just maybe not in the middle of summer.