Justin de Provence
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
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... was feeding the convicted criminals and prisoners of war to the beasts. Quite a barbaric form of entertainment and not one that was greatly appreciated amongst the spectators hence the reason for leaving the arena. After the lunch break it was time for the Gladiators to make an appearance, however it was not quite as gruesome as legend may have it. It was very rare that gladiators were actually killed in the arena and certainly not ...
... to bring water from Ulez (the source) to Nimes and was used till the 6th century. It took approximately 15 years to complete and 80% of the aqueduct was underground so to speak. We took a side path and ended up on the top level of the aqueduct and were surprised to see how deep and wide the channel was, to imagine the amount of water flowing through this funnel each day is beyond comprehension for the day, there was approximately 2,000,000 (two million) cubic litres ...
... occurrence in the ancient arena. We line up and purchase tour tickets and make our way down underground along the vaulted corridor out into the seating area of the arena. The tour is really a waste of time and we are not impressed as we all sit on the hard benches in the blazing sun and listen to a recording of the history of the arena. So we wander discreetly away and find a cafe for coffee and croissant.
Nimes is quite a pretty city ...
... he pulled ahead. I made it to the top but the last 15-20 minutes were not fun. I was slower than last time: Two hours, eight minutes today v. 2 hours, 1 minute in 2012 from Malaucène.
On the up-side, maybe, is that I had my picture taken by four photographers. Hopefully one of them got a good enough shot for me to purchase later, but I was pretty wrecked by the time I reached them plus my bike is still more than a bit dirty ...
... unusual blue/white colour. To say that it is windy, is an understatement. It is blowing a gale and there are whitecaps on the lakes. In one of the lakeside towns we passed through, they were putting up baskets of flowers at streetlight height. Obviously it's well and truly spring here, but the weather is not really showing great signs of that.
The Merc's windscreen wipers come on automatically and some snowflakes set them off when it was showing ...