Avignon suggestions?

Jan 17th, 2004, 10:25 AM
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Avignon suggestions?

I've gone through the post regarding Avignon and wondered if anyone had additional recomendations regarding resturants or shops in Avignon? I will be in Avignon for a few days in March and would love to know about any "special" places I should visit. I have already madeplans to visit L'Isle Sur La Sorgue on Sunday for the Markets and will also be travelling to Chateaurenard for antiques. Any suggestions for the city? Thank you!
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Jan 17th, 2004, 11:42 AM
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If you're interested in the decorative arts (and I think you are), pay a visit to the Louis Vouland Museum, which concentrates especially on 18thC French furniture. There's also a good collection of porcelain and faience.
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Jan 17th, 2004, 05:03 PM
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My favorite restaurant in Avignon?and I hope it's still there?is called L'Epicerie. They use very fresh local products and even have live music. Very casual, not pretentious atmosphere; the waitresses wear slippers (flip flops)! If you don't have reservations, go early.
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Jan 18th, 2004, 08:57 AM
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Thank you for your help! The museum and resturant sound great.
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Jan 18th, 2004, 09:34 AM
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There is/was a cute little restaurant that served just cheese. It had a cow on the sign (also cute). It is on a side street near the Palais.
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Jan 18th, 2004, 01:15 PM
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The main square in Avignon, near the Papal Palace, is ringed with restaurants, and there are any number on the adjacent side streets. There's also a wonderful place to get ice cream down at the end of the square that leads into the town proper.
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Jan 18th, 2004, 11:47 PM
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Le Vernet has great food in a nice garden setting with good service. The windy day we were there, a group of Japanese ladies were laughing as chestnuts fell from the trees above onto their table. Their chivalrous waiter reappeared offering his motorcycle helmet for protection!
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