Les Hauts De Salavas
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Today, our second day in Provence, we visited the Pont du Gard, a huge water aquaduct built in the 1st century to carry water to cities where people lived. this was about a 40 minute drive from our accommodation, and it meant we had to drive through Avignon.
Avignon looks interesting, and I hope we have a chance to go back and explore. The city therre is surrounded by a wall, like of the small towns we have visited, however, the one ...
... a barrier was that our photo was going to cost us €18!!!! We had no way of turning around as we had a car behind us, so had to pay the price and get our money’s worth. It was a spectacular sight, the aqueduct was nearly 2000 years old and due to the amount of money the site made each day, it had been very well preserved!!!!
We continued our journey to our campsite and after a very speedy check in, we set off to explore. We were ...
... the car and sprayed a big X on the roof of the Golf and the Citroen, sorted. At least I could enjoy the show now without worrying about getting stuck in the car park queue. We made our way down the path to the Pont du Gard and set up camp among the hundreds of other spectators and once again waited for it to go properly dark, at least this time we knew there'd be something at the end of the wait. Half ten came and the show started. Basically there was a guy all lit up who told a story ...
... a titular see. It hosted two important synods, in 441 and 529. The Second Council of Orange was of importance in condemning what later came to be called Semipelagianism.
The sovereign Carolingian counts of Orange had their origin in the eighth century, and passed into the family of the lords of ...
... Du Gard for picnic lunch.
It was very hot and we enjoyed a shaded picnic on a canope along the river below Pont Du Gard on the right bank. The aquaduct was very special as it has 3 levels and carried water in Roman days to cities of Nimes, Orange etc.