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    Cyburbian JNL's avatar
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    Guess the City 180

    This city was absolutely beautiful. Can you guess where it is?


    Me with friends from the tour








    More friends from the tour, outside a fantastic candy store.
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    My first thought was that the castle looked Spanish or Moorish, but the sign in the last photo is en francais. How about... LeHavre?
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    Le Havre, I understand, was laregly levelled by Der Bosch during WWI, so its got a bad reputation. So, I'll guess Nice.

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    Not Le Havre or Nice, this place is inland.

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    Some hint please
    Lyon ?
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    Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?
    Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here?
    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
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    Quote Originally posted by JNA
    Some hint please
    Lyon ?
    Lyon? Non.

    A hint? Well, it has a very big Gothic palace and it's next to a river.

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    Carcassone?

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    Ce n'est pas Carcassone.

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    Quote Originally posted by JNL
    A hint? Well, it has a very big Gothic palace and it's next to a river.
    Is it on either the Rhone or Loire River ?
    Oddball
    Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?
    Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here?
    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
    From Kelly's Heroes (1970)


    Are you sure you're not hurt ?
    No. Just some parts wake up faster than others.
    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
    From Electric Horseman (1979)

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    Quote Originally posted by JNA
    Is it on either the Rhone or Loire River ?
    Affirmative.

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    Avignon?

    Second guess: Saint Etienne.

    Edit: I re-read the clues, and I'll stick with Avignon. SE is more famous for it's big cathedral...

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    Quote Originally posted by nerudite
    Avignon?
    It is indeed Avignon. A fantastic place to visit

    Look what a tourist site had to say about it:

    Avignon is definitely not a town to stay in if you're interested in sightseeing the surrounding countryside and don't have much time. Once in Avignon, you won't want to leave, and the town is too interesting to let you go. Avignon is ancient, full of history, life, youth, art, music and activity. Just to "see" the town itself, you could wander the narrow streets inside the fortified walls for days without tiring of them.
    And about the palace:

    The biggest Gothic palace in the world.
    The Palace of the Popes, home to the Sovereign Pontiffs in the 14th century, is the largest Gothic palace in Europe. You can visit 25 rooms of the Palace, including the ceremonial rooms, chapels, cloister, private papal apartments with priceless frescoes, and others. The Palace is ranked among UNESCO World Heritage.
    Here 'tis: (on the left, in red)


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    Quote Originally posted by Super Amputee Cat
    All I see are red Xs
    Better now? I initially put the images in the Temporary Images folder as per Scary Gallery Moderator SkeLeton's advice, then moved and renamed them once the location had been correctly guessed. I hope I've fixed the links now?

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    Darn, nerudite, you beat me to this GTC. The first picture (especially the edge of that "Castle/Church") was a give-away for me because I was there a little more than a year ago.

    What a beautiful place Avignon is, I must say. I really liked the leafy downtown core too.

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