Vatican of France

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Avignon’u, bu canli mini metropolis i ziyaret etmeyi dusundugumuzde, cogu Fransiz gibi bizim de  dilimize buradaki eski bir ortacag koprusunden bahseden cocuk sarkisinin su dizeleri hemcecik dolaniverdi  -“Sur le pont d’Avignon, l’on y danse, l’on y danse” (Avignon koprusunun uzerinde dans ederiz, dans ederiz). Fakat nereden bilebilirdik ki Avignon da bu sarkidan cok cok daha otesini bulacagimizi.
When we think about visiting this lively mini metropolis in southern France, like many people, started to the whimpering the lyrics of the well known French children’s song about an ancien bridge in Avignon -“Sur le pont d’Avignon, l’on y danse, l’on y danse”. But how could we know that there are much, much more things are waiting for us than in this song. 

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Papalarin sehri  
Yazimin basliginda da belirttigim gibi Avignon, 14. yy da 9 Papaya ev sahipligi yapmis Fransa’nin Vatikani. Bazi kralliklari Vatikan yonetirken, bazilarini da Avignon’daki papalik sarayi yonetiyormus. O yuzden Papalar Sehri diye adlandirilan Avignon, Fransizlar tum katolik dunyası icin cok anlamli. Dunyanın en büyük gotik sarayı da Avignon’u en onemli ve en görkemli yapisi Papalık sarayı ise bu ortaçağ sehrinin kuzeyinde, geniş bir meydanda sizleri selamlıyor.

City of the Popes
As I mentioned in the heading of this post, Avignon was the former house of 9 Popes and the Vatican of France during the 14th century. That’s why this city has an important meaning for French and for all the Catholic world. Moreover, The Palais des Papes, the world’s largest Gothic palace, presides over a large square in the northern part of this medieval city.  

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Eger bahsettigim şarkı “Avignon Koprusunun Uzerinde…” sizleri oraya dogru suruklerse, hic dusunmeden gun batiminda Rhône Nehrin’de guzel bir aksam ustu gecirin derim. Mevsimlerden kis ise yogun bir ruzgara hazirlikli olun benden soylemesi.
And If the classic song ” Sur le Pont d’Avignon…” that draws you, then take a stroll on the partly standing bridge of Saint Bénézet, a k a the Pont D’Avignon for a beautiful sunset on the Rhône river. But as an additional, if it’s winter time be really really careful about the strong wind on the bridge. 
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Eger fazla vaktiniz varsa bu guzel sehirden ayrilmadan once ufak ama koleksiyonu oldukca etkileyici, oncesinde artist Jean ve Paulette Angladon-Dubrujeaud ‘un evi, bugunun ise sadece Angladon Muzesini ziyaret etmenizi oneririm. Koleksiyon Van Gogh, Cézanne, Manet, Modigliani, Picasso ve Degas gibi sanatcilarin eserlerini iceriyor.
If you have extra time, before you leave I suggest you to visit  Musée Angladon where is the former house of artists Jean and Paulette Angladon-Dubrujeaud. It’s a cute little museum but the collection is valuable enough not to skip. It includes paintings by Van Gogh, Cézanne, Manet, Modigliani, Picasso and Degas.  
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Ve ufak muze ziyaretinden sonra ee nerede kahvalti edicez yada oglen yemegimizi nerede yiyecegiz dediginizi duyar gibi oluyorum. Sicak ortamiyla ve vintage dokusuyla canli meydana bakan buyuk pencereleriyle Ginette & Marcel imdadiniza yetisiyor ve uzun zamandir yemediginiz kadar guzel sandwichleri burada yiyorsunuz. Menu ayrica salata, corba ve tartlari da iceriyor.
Just after your museum visit, I hear your inner sounds which is asking where you can eat as soon as possible. At this point for the delicious open-faced sandwiches I’m suggesting you Ginette & Marcel with warm tables, vintage floors and big windows overlooking a happening square. The menu also includes tarts, salads and soups. 
 
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Kucuk gezilerimizde otel sitelerine bakmayi unuttuk diyebilirim. O yuzden sizlere bir kez daha airbnb.com u kesfedin derim. Iste bizim sectigimiz Provençal mimarisini hissederek kaldigimiz evimiz.
I can almost say in our little trips we forgot checking the hotel webpages so, one more time I’m suggesting you to discover airbnb.com. Here it’s our little Provençal apartment. 
 
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Photos by me and JB
 
 

 

4 thoughts on “Vatican of France

  1. Airbnb ya ! enfes bi sey sunmus size.. ben o mutfaga girer girer seyahatimizi nefis Fransiz lezzetlerinin pisimi ile de beslerdim :)) Neticede seyahat aski da beslenmeli.. 🙂 Guzel bisi de ogrendim yine senden, sizden.. Operim kuzucuk..

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