One of the coolest places to be on a Sunday morning in Avignon is Les Halles. This fresh, indoor market has anything and everything you could possibly want or need.
We snagged items for our dinner later that night and continued on to find a church for Sunday Mass.
Afterwards we were off to experience the outdoor market in L’isle sur la Sorgue (so hard for me to pronounce!). This little “island” town is surrounded by the Sorgue and has canals that run throughout the streets. Every Sunday they have a large market that takes over the entire town, but of course it was raining that day. We arrived late, but were able to snag a few fun momentos to take back home such as lavender soaps and scented pouches.
Feeling a bit soggy and hungry, we picked L’Ecallier along the water to fill up on rosé champagne and fresh seafood. Long lunches truly are the most luxurious thing in the world.
After what felt like hours, we were off to Domaine de la Citadelle and its adjoining corkscrew museum. The vines in this region were turning colors and the views were breathtaking even for such a dreary day.
While there, we wandered through the Le Musee du Tire-Bouchon (corkscrew museum), which is a private collection of over 1,200 pieces from around the world, from the 17th century to the present. Who knew there were so many different versions of the corkscrew?
Up next: an ancient Roman aqueduct, my most memorable dining experience to date and the end of our stay in Avignon.