Today was a long day on the bus beginning with pancakes, orange juice and fresh bread. I was in heaven. We arrived in Avignon at 4:45pm only to hear our tour leader cursing the French as the receptionist refused to open check in early for the whole 43 of us… We booked our flights home (with much frustration over the Flight Centre helpline, which didn’t respond to our pressing of 3 for all other enquiries… and the stupid thing just kept repeating, over and over; not going to an operator as we had hoped.) We then joined the rest of the tour group for a dinner of brie, smoked salmon, fresh baguette, ham and other meats plus delicious wine (ridiculously cheap) by the river, overlooking the walled city. Just gorgeous.