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Avignon and onward

Avignon - by Mattana - Mattis (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

 16 August 2005

I drove from Troyes to Avignon and took a side trip to Mazan, where there is apparently at least one black madonna. However, the church, as I’d half expected, was closed. Some women told me that it only opens for an hour in the afternoon every day. But the town itself was very odd, with an atmosphere I can’t quite describe. Not altogether friendly.  I discovered much later that the de Sade family had a chateau there, so who knows?