The city of Avignon is home to a famous bridge immortalized in a French children’s song, but why is it so famous?
Originally built over the Rhone river in Medieval times, the Pont d’Avignon started life as a wooden bridge. In 1234, it was upgraded to stone, but the bridge would still collapse every time the Rhone flooded. Due to the high cost of maintenance, the bridge was abandoned in the 17th century, leaving four arches and a gatehouse that stand to this day.
The song inspired by the bridge, “Sur le pont d’Avignon,” dates from the 15th century. It’s still sung today by schoolchildren and students of French. As well as being immortalized in song, the bridge has also been declared a World Heritage site and is considered a landmark in Avignon.
It’s well worth a visit to the city to see the bridge and other attractions such as the Palais des Papes, where several Popes lived after fleeing Rome. Another top attraction is Le Pont du Gard, a three-level stone aqueduct that dates from Roman times. In fact it’s the highest elevated Roman aqueduct ever built, and it’s a magnificent sight to see.
Travel to Africa can be daunting for those unfamiliar with the culture so different from our home. However, it’s also one of the most rewarding and enriching experiences available to travelers. If you’re unsure where to begin, here are the safest countries on the continent to begin with.
We can see it now and remember when it happened to us: Watching as the black car icon loops around and around, seemingly endlessly, and our wait time on the rideshare app continually changes. Long wait times and confused drivers are just a few bothersome issues that can nag at rideshare users. Need a solution? Ditch rideshares altogether in favor of renting a car on your next trip.
Being stuck in the middle seat on an airplane is hardly anyone’s first choice, but for travelers who aren’t willing to shell out extra bucks to choose their own seat, the middle seat may be randomly assigned to them. However, there are a few ways to make the most of this situation and breeze through the flight with the most comfortable experience possible.
Along Guyana’s Rupununi River, Karanambu Lodge is an oasis of comfort and compassion in a largely wild region undisturbed by commercial tourism. Guyana is a land rich in biodiversity and Karanambu is dedicated to its conservation, operating as both an eco-tourist lodge and a charitable trust devoted to the preservation of the Rupununi, savannah and waters.
While your first inclination might be panic when you map out the various appointments and meetings on your upcoming business trip, relax. Trust us, a rental car has you covered.