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Avignon to Lyons Monday 27 February 1893

After a good night’s rest the group members set forth to visit places of interest in Avignon.  First, at the Grand Central Square, they saw the Town Hall and the Pope’s Palace where the Pope had resided for many years during his exile from Rome. 

Then the group visited the Cathedral before returning to the station.  Their arrival in Lyons was witness by a very large crowd who seemed pleased and delighted to see the Irish pilgrims.

After dinner, as usual, the travellers went to explore the town.  The Church of Ainay is the oldest in Lyons – founded in the sixth century – and containing many items of remarkable interest.
 
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