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I'm in Avignon, in a lovely old hotel inside the walled town. I had an interesting experience on the TGV coming over from Nice today. Stupidly, I managed to sit at the correct seat number, but in the wrong carriage. Well, I was booted out of my seat part-way along the journey. You aren't supposed to make the same mistake twice; but I think I've done this before! Cathie, ...
... the van Gogh tour, as he actually spent some time here and completed several of his works of art.
This is an interesting little tour and worth doing if you have the time, and definitely if you're a fan of van Gogh.
We arrived just after midday and just missed the farmers markets near the Tourist Information ...
... it was the weekend and very soon after New Year's Day.
I missed out on seeing the Gardens and the Castle as I arrived late and they'd already done it.
From here we also did a half-day trip to Arles - see next entry.
There are other smaller villages around to do day trips to/from, such as Avignon.
Marseilles and Montpelier are also 2-3 hours away by train.
... was warm, open and friendly, and I was instantly drawn to her character.
That first night I was shown around the house (which I loved!) It was a true southern French home, there were grapevines growing along lattice above your head when you entered the gate, and then trees and bushes and shrubs and flowers everywhere in the large back garden. There was brick and rock tiling outside, which made a path to the other side of the backyard where there ...
... to the Roman Theater in Orange. Roman Orange was founded in 35 BC and in the first century AD this theater was built with an intricately carved stage more than 100 yards long. There were no scene changes in Roman performances so the quality of the stage was important. A large statue of Emperor Augustus is top and center on the stage as he presided over every performance. The seating area for 9000 was built into the hillside with seat ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center