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Train Station Marseille France © 2017 Mikestravelguide. All rights reserved.

The cheapest and easiest way to get from Marseille to Avignon

The cheapest and easiest way to get from Marseille to Avignon is by regional train. Here are our step-by-step directions for getting from the Marseille train station (Gare de Saint-Charles) to Avignon Centre: Step 1: Make your way to the Marseille … Continue reading

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Things to do in Avignon – Visit the Bridge of Avignon

The Bridge of Avignon, also known as Saint Bénezet Bridge, is one of the top attractions in Avignon that together with the Palace of the Popes (Palais des Papes) and several other sites makes up the city’s Historic Center – a … Continue reading

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Things to do in Avignon – Visit the Palace of the Popes 

Most visitors to Avignon will undoubtedly want to visit the Palace of the Popes (Palais des Papes); it’s the main tourist attraction within the city walls.   Built to serve as the palace of the Avignon Popes, this immense 14th-century Gothic … Continue reading

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Free things to do in New Orleans – Stroll down Royal Street

Just steps away from the rowdiness of Bourbon Street is the more sedate Royal Street. Known as Rue Royale in French and Calle Real in Spanish, this historical street – lined with some of the city’s most photographed wrought-iron clad … Continue reading

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Things to do in Cadaqués – Visit the Church of Santa Maria

The dominant feature of the Cadaqués skyline is the 16th century Church of Santa Maria (Iglesia de Santa María de Cadaqués). Perched on the highest point overlooking the village, this ‘new’ church in late-Gothic style was built with funding from … Continue reading

Ermita de Sant Baldiri Cadaques Spain © 2017 Mikestravelguide. All rights reserved.

Things to do in Cadaqués – Visit the Hermitage of Saint Baudilus

If you find yourself heading to Port Lligat to visit the Dali House Museum, you may want to take a minute to visit the Ermita de Sant Baldiri (Hermitage of Saint Baudilus.) Built to house the relics of Saints Abdon and Sennen, yet dedicated … Continue reading

Painted Doors Cadaques Spain © 2017 Mikestravelguide. All rights reserved.

Things to see in Cadaqués – Sculptures and Street Art

The quiet seaside village of Cadaqués – a place that has attracted such artists as Salvador Dalí (who lived nearby in Port Lligat), René Magritte, Joan Miró, and Pablo Picasso –   offers spectacular views worthy of any painting.  And as you stroll through … Continue reading

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Things to do in Figueres – Visit the Dalí Theatre-Museum

  One of the two main reasons tourists come to Figueres is to visit the spectacularly surreal Dalí Theatre-Museum (the other is to make the connection to Cadaqués).  Designed by Figueres-born artist Salvador Dalí to showcase his extravagant works, this bizarre and … Continue reading