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Bon soir from Avignon!

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Salvete omnes! Today was our second day in Avignon. We started with a trip to the Pont d’Avignon, or the bridge of Avignon, which is famous from the children’s song Sur le Pont d’Avignon. We sang the song and danced in a circle, which is a tradition when visiting the bridge! Afterwards, we visited the Palais des Papes, which was built for the pope when the papacy was in Avignon. It was amazing to see the cavernous halls and ancient stonework, and it was especially cool to know that the pope had lived in the rooms we were seeing. For lunch, we girls went out together at a restaurant near the Pope’s palace, and then went back to the villa to meet up with Lana and Katy. We did some Latin after getting back, continuing out study of Caesar’s “Comentarii”, in which he explains the geography and background of the Gallic Wars. After some afternoon downtime, we went out for dinner at a French and Italian restaurant, sitting outdoors in one of the classic Avignon squares. Tomorrow we set off to see an ancient Roman aqueduct! Until next time, valete! 

 Shadow posing inside the Palais des Papes (the Papal Palace) in Avignon.

Shadow posing inside the Palais des Papes (the Papal Palace) in Avignon.

 On the famous Pont d'Avignon, right after we sang and danced.

On the famous Pont d'Avignon, right after we sang and danced.

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