Les Dentelles, Avignon and Maya

We haven’t posted for a while because we have been so busy with mummy’s birthday.

At the end of our stay in Provence, we visited Gigondas and hiked up to the Dentelles, which look like teeth.  We got lost on the way up – everyone had a walking stick and they kept dropping them.  Margot got hurt by a prickly bush.  Afterwards we tried to have lunch in a restaurant at Gigondas, but we made so much noise that mum and dad were embarrassed to take us in and people at the restaurant were looking at us.  We had to go home and have lunch instead.  Lucky it was so close.

We also visited Avignon which was fantastic!  We had lunch in a courtyard and afterwards we walked past the shops and saw a lolly shop that looked really good.   Mum bought a dress for her birthday party, but she couldn’t find any shoes. We then visited the Palais de Papes where the popes lived for about 100 years in the 1300s.  The rooms were amazing – one of them was where the pope’s bedroom was and it had amazing frescoes all over it.  It

was beautiful.  We then went to visit the bridge at Avignon which was the same bridge from the nursery rhyme and we all sang “Sur le Pont, D’Avignon, On y danse, On y danse”!

Afterwards, we went back to the lolly shop and bought some delicious lollypops and caramels.

On the way home from Avignon, we went to McDonalds.  We had a happy meal and got toys – a puppy and two turtles that were like Lego.  Maeve and Jasper played with a lot of French girls in the playground who were very nice – we played “Le Louvre”, or “the wolf”, which is exactly like tip in Australia.  We got a balloon each at the end and we were really happy.  The next day, Margot kept saying “Happy meal, happy meal!”  We thought McDonalds was the best bit about Avignon.  Mum said she never wanted to hear that sentence again.

At the end of our stay in Vaucluse, Maya, Josh and Shanti came to stay for the night!  It was really fun to see them.  They came for mummy’s birthday.  We will write more about that later.

On the way to Quissac for mummy’s birthday we visited the Haribo factory at Uzes – we saw gummy bears and how they made all the lollies.  It was so amazing because we got 5 packets of lollies there.  We thought it was the best day of our lives.

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