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Travel Blogs from Le Pontet
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, ...
We made a half day trip to Arles from Nimes by train.
Being a small village we were able to see most of what there was in the central part quite easily. There is the main arena, roughly the same size as the arena in Nimes, and also the Ampitheatre nearby, which is mostly ruins now.
The other main attraction of ...
... 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.
... his Merlot and Romanaise with our first Provence inspired, home cooked meals. Ahhhhh, so great to be back in St. Roman d Malegarde.
As usual, Chateau de Beaucastel was intriguing and hospitable. Our host, Adrian, was relaxed and competent as he guided us through the winery, where we had to step over and around the hoses used for transferring juice during the ongoing crush and initial fermentation. As we were partaking in the desgustation in the wine ...
... Chartreuse - (which is no longer inhabited) and we walked through the rooms including how the father would have stayed in isolation with food delivered through a hole. It was built in the 13th century (gosh everything was so old yet so well-maintained). The then-pope donated his land to be built into the monastery.
It was very nice and quiet when we visited. Brought the whole peace and serenity to the place (there was even 1 Ang moh doing ...