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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, ...
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.
... A short stroll later we arrived at the Palace where the Prince and Princess were in residence but didn't invite us in for dinner.
Prince Albert and Princess Charylene were married in a really tiny chapel done in the new town.
After a our simple dinner we were then taken around to the European Casino where we lost our money and the American Casino.
The best result of the night was the ice cream we bought.
Day 6: Today we are driving down to the south of France and we are going to Montpellier. Montpellier is a nice city by the Mediterranean Sea and we decided to go and visit the Planetarium Galilee. The Planetarium was an interesting place and we learnt lots about the Solar ...